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Video: Still No Safe Development Rules In Place As Construction Causes Havoc In Bel Air

Construction on Bel Air Road

Posted: Tuesday, March 29, 2016 – 4:31 PM

Bel-Air residents woke up Monday Morning and watched as construction crews tore up nearly half a side of the street on Bel Air Road, one of the one of the busiest and narrowest winding streets in the community.

With City of Los Angeles workers off for Cesar Chavez Day, apparently those residents were the only ones doing any sort of watching.

The work done at 924 Bel Air Road came as a surprise Monday morning, with residents reporting absolutely no warning or correspondence of any kind coming out beforehand from construction crews of city officials.

The work included removing the entire curb in front of the property, along with a quarter of the street, creating a dangerous situation on an already narrow street full of twists and turns.

The site’s project manager reported to residents that he had a permit for the work, which he said was being monitored by the city’s Public Works Department.

L.A. Chief Building Inspector Larry Galstian, however, told The Courier Tuesday that the department of Public Works is currently investigating a complaint regarding the incident made by residents. In an e-mail obtained by The Courier, Galstian sends an e-mail to officials within his department, asking them to investigate “video is showing construction work on the street, the street lane closure and street work being done without any protection to vehicles and/or pedestrians.”

See the video below:

 

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