Storm Damage Recovery Updates


UPDATE - APRIL 6, 2017

Traffic lanes on Laurel Canyon Boulevard between Moorpark Street and Ventura Boulevard have been reopened in both directions. The street was re-striped and two lanes in each direction are now fully open. 

The street had been reduced to one lane in each direction in late February for the repair of the damaged sewer crossing below Laurel Canyon Boulevard. The sewer has since been repaired and the sinkhole on Woodbridge Street east of Laurel Canyon Boulevard is currently being backfilled and will be repaved in the vicinity of the repair, which is expected to be completed by next week.

The sinkhole occurred on February 17.  The Department of Public Works, led by the Bureaus of Sanitation, Engineering and Contract Administration, responded immediately and have since tirelessly worked to make repairs, in partnership with Council District 2, the Department of Transportation and other city agencies.

Work included rehabilitating the sewer line with a new slip liner pipe, construction of a new maintenance hole and the installation of concrete covers to seal the pump wet well.  To conduct these repairs, a sewer bypass line was installed.   

We truly appreciate the patience and understanding of the neighborhood and general public during the repair process.



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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