WEST HOLLYWOOD (CNS) – Some motorists in West Hollywood were met with a
key road closure today, as work on a roughly month-long utility project forced
the shut-down of La Cienega Boulevard between Fountain Avenue and Sunset
The closure is expected to continue until mid-September.
The project includes burial of high-voltage electrical lines along La
Cienega, along with storm drain and other utility construction as part of a
high-rise retail, hotel and residential project on the southeast and southwest
corners of La Cienega and Sunset.
Actual construction work will only be done during daylight hours, to
prevent overnight noise for nearby residents and hotel guests. West Hollywood
officials stressed that the Sunset Strip will remain open during the work.
Local access will also be maintained for the Sunset Marquis hotel and
residential buildings along La Cienega.
To help spread the word about the road work, the city of West Hollywood
enlisted the help of “drag sensations” William Belli and Bianca Del Rio,
along with other local performers, who produced a series of comedic videos
titled “The WeHoans,” based on the “Saturday Night Live” skit called “The
In over-the-top soap-opera style, the videos discuss the road closure
and ways to navigate through the area.
The videos can be seen on Belli’s YouTube channel at