Storm Damage Recovery Updates

Severe weather that hit Southern California on Friday, February 18th was the worst the region has seen in recent memory. The City of Los Angeles is responding to widespread reports of flooding, fallen trees, downed powerlines causing power outages, and other damage. Over 1000 reports and requests for service came into the City's 311 system. The vast majority of these reported storm related issues have been resolved. 


UPDATE - MARCH 8, 2017

Progress continues on the sewer repair work at Laurel Canyon Boulevard and Woodbridge Street. 

As a proactive measure, the sewer running under Laurel Canyon Boulevard is now being renewed by slip lining a new pipe inside the old sewer pipe.  To perform the slip lining, bypass sewer pumps are scheduled to be turned on Monday, March 13th.  Once the pumps are running, crews will clean and slip line the old pipe below Laurel Canyon Blvd., followed by the reconstruction of the pipe, and finally backfilling the holes and repaving the area. Crews will work 12 hours a day until the repair is complete, which is anticipated to last through the end of March.

In response to recent reports by neighbors, measures were undertaken this past weekend to mitigate odors from the open holes.  Additional measures will be in place once the bypass sewer pumps are operational.  Residents can call the LA Sanitation Customer Care Center at (800) 773-2489 with sewer odor concerns. 

One lane of traffic in both directions remains open on Laurel Canyon Boulevard during repairs, although intermittent closures may occur to support construction activity. Woodbridge Street remains closed on both sides of Laurel Canyon.  Expect ongoing delays in the area during repairs and continue to use caution while traveling through the construction zone.

The City apologizes for any inconvenience and appreciates the patience and cooperation of the impacted neighbors. 

LADOT Traffic Officers are deployed during the roadway closures for repairs. Special Traffic Operations engineers created a Traffic Management Plan (TMP) to facilitate people and vehicle movements in the affected area.


As of Tuesday, February 21, the following Traffic Management Plan is in effect: 

Traffic Management Plan (PDF): 

PDF icon Sinkhole TMP Feb 21



Laurel Canyon Boulevard has fully re-opened in both directions after a mudslide closed the road.

K-rails remain in place along some area hillsides to catch additional sloughing of debris.

Thank you for your patience during the road restoration and re-opening process.

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