GLENDALE — The aging Department of Motor Vehicles on Glenoaks Boulevard is about to get some work done under its hood — a major renovation that will close the branch for more than two months, officials said.
Starting Aug. 20, the branch at 1335 W. Glenoaks Blvd. in Glendale will be closed through October as crews install a new heating and air conditioning unit, flooring, furniture, paint, signs, and wire and fencing upgrades, DMV spokesman Armando Botello said.
The branch's 51 employees will be reassigned to nearby DMV offices to help with increased customer traffic, he said.
The Glendale branch is scheduled to reopen Nov. 1.
"It is very outdated," Botello said.
The branch has not undergone extensive renovations since it opened in 1961, according to the department. The renovation project is slated to cost $899,000, Botello said.
In a DMV announcement, the agency said completely closing the branch during the renovations was the "easiest way to accommodate this project."