I spoke with the Culver City Public Works Department to find out the status of the repair of the Tellefson hill and why there appeared to be inactivity until very recently. It seems that the City of Los Angeles wanted to review the plans and has required the City of Culver City to obtain a permit to continue to repair the hill. This is a result of the concern L.A. has that the sewer line running under the hill will be damaged by drilling into the hill if the line is not specifically located. Culver City has not obtained this permit as yet but is proceeding with the work and assuring that they are not doing any work within 8 feet of where they believe the sewer exists and is avoiding areas where the line may exist. They are very close to getting approval but further analysis has to be completed.
Culver City is very comfortable with the design and not delaying their activity. They are presently preparing the site by removing dirt and making it safer to do their construction in the future. Once L.A. is satisfied, which should be in the very near future, the permit will be granted and C.C. can proceed full force. The estimated completion date now, however, has been pushed up to June.
In the meantime, Tellefson will remain closed.