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 28, 2017

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

Slip liner pipes were installed and grouted in for the sewer section under Laurel Canyon Blvd. and the same slip liner pipe was extended into the sinkhole. A new maintenance hole structure will be built inside the sinkhole to tie the slip lined pipe and the existing sewer together. Concrete covers will be installed to seal the pump wet well. 

Other remaining work includes removing the bypass discharge line that crosses Laurel Canyon Blvd., restore the maintenance hole, backfill and all the street openings and coordinate with the Department of Transportation to restore the traffic lanes. Crews continue to work 12 hours a day until the repair is complete, which is anticipated to last through mid-April.

Odor control measures continue to be in place until all the openings are covered. 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. Residents and commuters can expect ongoing delays in the area during repairs and should continue to use caution while traversing through the construction zone.

The City apologizes for any inconvenience and appreciates the continued 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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