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Video courtesy of William Belli

Already jammed West Hollywood traffic is getting far worse: A key part of La Cienega Boulevard was shut down Monday for a month.

Work on a utility project forced the closure of La Cienega between Fountain Avenue and Sunset Boulevard, and the shutdown is expected to continue around the clock 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.

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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 Californians.”

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.

— Wire reports 

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