Friday residents were caught off-guard at the closure and detours at Bel-Air’s East Gate. Bel-Air Road was closed to traffic due to street resurfacing that LADWP sub-contracted out to a private company. Bel-Air Road’s street resurfacing was part of a water meter installation project from a few weeks ago around Cuesta Way. The BAA was not given proper notice and, as a result, the community was not informed of the closure, and traffic impact mitigations were not discussed in advance. The intersection at Bel-Air Road, St Pierre Road and Bellagio Road was in a dangerous gridlock throughout the day. Repaving equipment was staged on Saint Pierre and Bellagio Road resulting in one-way roads with no flagmen or traffic coordination.
The resurfacing was a one-day project. The Bel-Air Association will review this dangerous event with LADWP.