Update: Laurel Canyon Closure

Councilmember Ryu released the following updates regarding the Laurel Canyon Closure:

January 13, 2017

Press Contact:
Estevan Montemayor


Councilmember Ryu released the following updates regarding the Laurel Canyon Closure:

Los Angeles, CA -- Councilmember Ryu (CD-4) has submitted an emergency motion to authorize funding for the work described above. Click here to view a copy of the motion.

“Today, I introduced an emergency motion that authorizes funding for city staff to commence work as needed over the holiday weekend on Laurel Canyon Blvd. This is an utmost priority for the City and we will move with speed and caution to ensure that we can safely reopen Laurel Canyon to both commuters and residents,” said Councilmember David Ryu.

The Los Angeles Department of Building and Safety has evaluated the property above the slide area and determined it is safe for Street Services workers to begin the installation of protective barriers (K-Rails) along the center of Laurel Canyon Boulevard. This work will begin Saturday (January 14) morning. A Building and Safety Grading Inspector will be on-site to monitor the condition of the slope during the installation process.

Until the further notice, Laurel Canyon Boulevard remains closed to through traffic. Local residents will be allowed in with proof of residence. All others are encouraged to use local freeways (405, 101) as detours. No trucks over 6,000 lbs are allowed on local hillside roads. All trucks must use freeways as an alternate route.”

Trash collection service will continue in the area for all streets other than Gould until further notice.

An update on a traffic mitigation plan will be available later this afternoon.

Visit http://emergency.lacity.org/ for up-to-date information.

Los Angeles City Councilmember David E. Ryu represents the 4th Council District which includes Griffith Park, Sherman Oaks, Toluca Lake, Hollywood, Hollywood Hills, Los Feliz, Silver Lake, Miracle Mile, Hancock Park, Windsor Square, Larchmont and portions of Koreatown and Van Nuys.

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