STUDIO CITY (CBSLA.com) — The five-week planned daytime closure of Coldwater Canyon Avenue for construction has begun.READ MORE: 4 Arrests Made In Connection With Lakewood Flash Mob Burglary Of Home Depot
The closure impacting the busy artery from Ventura Boulevard to Mulholland Drive began at 8:30 a.m. Saturday.
The closure will impact the route from 8:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Monday-Friday and from 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturdays.READ MORE: Flyers Containing Hate Speech Related To Jewish People Distributed To Beverly Hills Homes
The route will be reduced to one lane in each direction during the overnight hours and on Sundays.
The shutdown until approximately April 25 will allow the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power (LADWP) to replace a 99-year-old water line.
That aging water main ruptured in 2009 and flooded parts of Studio City, causing millions of dollars in damage.
Those who live and work in the construction zone will be granted special permits with limited access.MORE NEWS: Virgil Abloh, Louis Vuitton Artistic Director And Off-White Founder, Dies Of Cancer At 41
During peak commuting times, it’s estimated that more than 1,300 vehicles use the roadway each hour. Alternate routes include the 405 and the 101 freeways.