Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Paul Koretz Makes Critical Construction Issues Motions this morning to the City Council

Paul Koretz Makes Critical Construction Issues Motions this morning to the Los Angeles City Council in an effort to address the many development concerns the Bel~Air Association and our community have been discussing with our City Council District 5 Office.

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Series of Updates From Mayor's Office - Water Main Break

MAYOR ERIC GARCETTI
CITY OF LOS ANGELES

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
July 29, 2014

UPDATE #5 - STATEMENT FROM MAYOR ERIC GARCETTI

"With the water off, our focus is now on making sure we can get our infrastructure repaired and traffic moving as soon as possible. My office is working to ensure there is careful coordination among the various city agencies that will be required to recover from this major event. They include DWP, Transportation, Sanitation, Street Services, Fire, and Police, as well as UCLA. Sunset Boulevard near UCLA will remain closed tomorrow, so commuters should plan ahead and people should avoid the area unless absolutely necessary. Commuters should check online and consider Santa Monica and Olympic as alternates. I want to thank our first responders and those who will be working around the clock to get us back to normal."

See below for earlier updates, and original statement from Mayor Garcetti at bottom.

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Update #4 - From the DWP

Westwood Water Main Break Shutoff Complete

LADWP crews have completed shutting off water to the 30-inch trunkline that ruptured earlier this afternoon on Sunset Boulevard, near UCLA.

Preliminary information indicates that no customers are without water and water quality was not adversely impacted.  Crews will begin work immediately to repair the 30-inch ruptured steel-riveted pipe that delivers water to the area at a high velocity from Upper Stone Canyon Reservoir.

Crews shut off three large diameter valves as quickly and safely as they could, taking care to avoid further damage due to pressure in adjacent pipes that could have lead to further ruptures if care was not taken.

Water flow through the pipe was estimated at 75,000 gallons per minute at the peak.  LADWP serves approximately 500 million gallons of water to customers each day.

Members of the public are advised to avoid the area.

Recommended traffic detours are as follows: Westbound on Sunset should go south on Beverly Glen then west on Wilshire Boulevard then back north on Veteran/Sepulveda to get around the closure. Eastbound traffic should head south on Veteran/Sepulveda then east on Wilshire Boulevard, then head north on Beverly Glen.  For access into UCLA Campus please use Westwood Boulevard.

For the latest information, follow @LADWP on Twitter.

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Update #3 - From the Los Angeles Emergency Management Department

The City of Los Angeles has activated its Emergency Operations Center to a level 1 to monitor the water line break at U.C.L.A.  The Emergency Management Department is coordinating with the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power, L.A.F.D., L.A.P.D., Department of Transportation and U.C.L.A. Emergency Management.

The U.C.L.A. Medical Center is open and receiving patients.  Two parking structures at U.C.L.A. have been flooded and L.A.F.D. is conducting a sweep of the area looking for stranded individuals. L.A.F.D. has established a Command Post at Sunset and Westwood Plaza. The E.O.C will continue to monitor the situation and will issue updates as necessary.

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Update #2 - Traffic and Transit Info - Sunset Blvd. Water Main Break

For drivers: Los Angeles Department of Transportation has closed Sunset Blvd at Veteran/Hilgard/Bellagio/Stone Canyon intersections

Recommended detour routes from the LA Dept of Transportation:

Westbound on Sunset should go south on Beverly Glen then west on Wilshire Boulevard then back north on Veteran/Sepulveda to get around the closure.

Eastbound on Sunset should head south on Veteran/Sepulveda then east on Wilshire Boulevard, then head north on Beverly Glen.

For access into UCLA Campus please use Westwood Boulevard.

For Metro bus riders: Temporary detour of bus lines 233 & 761.
More info at twitter.com/metrolosangeles

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LADWP Crews Responding to Water Main Break in Westwood

LADWP crews are currently responding to a water main break reported this afternoon at 10643 West Sunset Boulevard in Westwood. The water main is a 30-inch, 90-year-old riveted steel pipe that delivers water to the area at a high velocity from Upper Stone Canyon Reservoir.

Crews are shutting off three large diameter valves as quickly and safely as they can, taking care to avoid further damage due to pressure in adjacent pipes that could lead to further ruptures if care is not taken.

We will follow up with more information as it becomes available.  Water flow through the pipe when operational is estimated at 75,000 gallons per minute.  LADWP serves approximately 500 million gallons of water to customers each day.

Members of the public are advised to avoid the area.

Recommended traffic detours are as follows: Westbound on Sunset should go south on Beverly Glen then west on Wilshire Boulevard then back north on Veteran/Sepulveda to get around the closure. Eastbound traffic should head south on Veteran/Sepulveda then east on Wilshire Boulevard, then head north on Beverly Glen.  For access into UCLA Campus please use Westwood Boulevard.

For the latest information, follow @LADWP on Twitter.  We will provide additional information as it becomes available.

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Mayor Garcetti's Statement on Sunset Blvd. Water Main Break - #1

"I am closely monitoring the situation and remain in constant contact with key city departments including the LADWP, LAFD and LAPD, along with UCLA to make sure we are leading a closely coordinated response.

The Mayor's Office and our City departments will continue to provide further updates."


KNBC.com: Alternate Routes to Avoid Sunset Boulevard After Water Main Break

http://www.nbclosangeles.com/news/local/Routes-Around-Sunset-UCLA-Water-Main-Break-269159571.html

KNBC.com: Alternate Routes to Avoid Sunset Boulevard After Water Main Break

Drivers will need to find alternate routes near Westwood through at least Wednesday evening


A look at some of the closures in effect after a water main break caused flooding on and around the UCLA campus. Holly Hannula reports for Today in LA on Wednesday July 30, 2014.
A section of Sunset Boulevard between Beverly Glen Boulevard and Veteran Avenue will be closed through at least Wednesday evening until the damage is repaired after a water main break that flooded the UCLA campus and surrounding area.
Beverly Glen Boulevard will be open to residents who show identification and proof of residence.
Here are the suggested alternate routes to get around the affected area:
  • Eastbound traffic on Sunset Boulevardcan head south on Veteran Avenue, then east on Wilshire Boulevard, then head north on Beverly Glen Boulevard.
  • Westbound traffic on Sunset Boulevard can go south on Beverly Glen Boulevard, then west on Wilshire Boulevard, then back north on Veteran Avenue.
Commuters may also use Santa Monica Boulevard or Olympic Boulevard as an alternative to Wilshire Boulevard to travel east or west.
"We encoruage motorists to use Santa Monica Boulevard and go as far south as Olympic Boulevard," said Aram Sahakiann, special traffic operations for the transportation department.
Those attempting to access the UCLA campus should use Westwood Boulevard.
A temporary detour is in place for Metro bus riders of bus lines 233 and 761. 
Check back for updates.  

Additional Pictures from Sunset Blvd Water Main Break








KNBC.com: 10 Incredible Images of the UCLA Flood

UCLA's campus became a swimming pool Tuesday after a water main break spilled up to 10 million gallons of water into roads, buildings and parking garages in the area.
Students posted photos and video to social media sites showing chest-high water, flooded cars and water cascading down stairs.
"I was knee-deep in water, I had to take my shoes off even though they still got soaked," student Aaliyah Ricks told NBCLA. "I almost slipped a couple of times."
Check out the most incredible photos of the gyser that punched a 15-foot hole into a street and caused subsequent flooding.
A water main rupture sent water rushing onto Sunset Boulevard, stranding drivers and flooding the UCLA campus on Tuesday, July 29, 2014.NBC4 Chopper
The 30-inch 93-year-old pipe that broke made a raging river of the street and sent millions of gallons of water across the school's athletic facilities, including the famed floor of Pauley Pavilion, the neighboring Wooden Center and the Los Angeles Tennis Center, and a pair of parking structures that took the brunt of the damage.AP
One woman pulls another on a body board through water on the quad of UCLA after flooding from a broken 30-inch water main under nearby Sunset Boulevard inundated a large area of the campus in the Westwood section of Los Angeles, Tuesday, July 29, 2014.AP
A worker begins the task of cleaning up at least an inch of water covering the playing floor at Pauley Pavilion, home of UCLA basketball, after a broken 30-inch water main under nearby Sunset Boulevard caused flooding that inundated several areas of the UCLA campus.AP
Workers walk down stairs to a parking structure as water cascades down on them on the UCLA campus after flooding from a broken 30-inch water main under nearby Sunset Boulevard inundated a large area of the campus.AP
Los Angeles firefighters help drivers whose cars became stranded on Sunset Boulevard after a 30-inch water main broke and sent water flooding down Sunset and onto the UCLA campus.AP
A water main rupture sent water rushing onto Sunset Boulevard, stranding drivers and flooding the UCLA campus on Tuesday, July 29, 2014.NBC4 Chopper
Water rushed into a UCLA parking structure after a water main break flooded the campus on Tuesday, July 29, 2014.Kenny Holmes
A water main break flooded the UCLA campus and Sunset Boulevard on Tuesday, July 29, 2014.Gadi Schwartz
Cars could be seen underwater as a water main break flooded Sunset Boulevard and the UCLA campus on Tuesday, July 29, 2014.

Metro: I-405 PM Closures for Wednesday, July 30, 2014

The abbreviations below help us organize the Daily Updates by segment.
Sunday
Monday
Tuesday
Wednesday
Thursday
Friday
Saturday
SU
MO
TU
WE
TH
FR
SA
All
Wilshire
Sunset
Mulholland
ALL
WIL
SUN
MUL

Here are the PM closures for Wednesday, July 30, 2014. The latest closure information can be found at metro.net/405. The Wilshire Segment runs from National Bl to Constitution Av. The Sunset Segment runs from Constitution Av to the Getty Center ramps. The Mulholland Segment begins at the Getty Center ramps and ends at Ventura Bl.

Streets                               
WE-WIL: Wilshire Bl westbound  3, 4 lanes closed from Sepulveda Bl to 3,050ft west of Sepulveda Bl tonight, 10pm to 5am.
WE-WIL: Wilshire Bl eastbound 3, 4 lanes closed from Sepulveda Bl to 3,050ft west of Sepulveda Bl tonight, 10pm to 5am.
WE-WIL: Cotner Av fully closed from Santa Monica Bl to   Nebraska Av tonight, 9pm to 5am.
WE-WIL: Sepulveda Bl reduced to one lane in each direction from Moraga Dr to Bronwood Av tonight, 9pm to 5am.
WE-WIL: Sepulveda Bl reduced to one lane in each direction from Casiano Rd to Moraga Dr tonight, 9pm to 5am.
WE-WIL: Sepulveda Bl fully closed from Montana Av to Church Ln tonight, 10pm to 5am.
WE-WIL: Church Ln northbound 2 lane closed from southbound Sunset Bl off-ramp to Sepulveda Bl tonight, 9pm to 5am.
WE-WIL: Sepulveda Bl reduced to one lane in each direction from southbound Getty Center Dr off-ramp to Getty Center Dr tonight, 9pm to 5am.
WE-WIL: Sepulveda Way fully closed from Sepulveda Bl to Sunset Bl tonight, 9pm to 5am.
WE-MUL: Sepulveda Bl reduced to one lane in each direction from Mountaingate Dr to Skirball Center Dr tonight, 9pm to 5am.
WE-MUL: Sepulveda Bl southbound fully closed from southbound Valley Vista on-ramp to Valley Vista Bl tonight, 10pm to 5am.
WE-MUL: Sepulveda Bl northbound 1 lane closed from southbound Valley Vista on-ramp to Valley Vista Bl tonight, 9pm to 5am.
WE-MUL: Fiume Walk fully closed from Sherman Oaks Av to Sepulveda Bl tonight, 9pm to 5am.
WE-MUL: Skirball Center Dr westbound lanes reduced by flaggers from northbound Skirball Center Dr off-ramp to Sepulveda Bl tonight, 10pm to 1am.
WE-MUL: Skirball Center Dr eastbound lanes reduced by flaggers from Sepulveda Bl to northbound Skirball Center Dr off-ramp tonight, 1am to 5am.
WE-MUL: Skirball Center Dr northbound right and left turn pockets closed from 500ft south of Mulholland Dr to Mulholland Dr tonight, 10pm to 5am.
WE-MUL: Mulholland Dr eastbound lanes reduced by flaggers from Mulholland Dr to Zeldins Way tonight, 10pm to 1am.
WE-MUL: Mulholland Dr westbound lanes reduced by flaggers from Zeldins Way to Mulholland Dr tonight, 1am to 5am.

Freeway                                            
WE-WIL: Northbound off-ramp to Santa Monica Bl closed tonight, 10pm to 4am.
WE-WIL: Northbound on-ramp from Olympic Bl closed tonight, 10pm to 5am.
WE-WIL: Northbound 5 lanes closed from Olympic Bl to Ohio Av tonight, 10pm to 11pm.
WE-WIL: Northbound 4, 5 lanes closed from Olympic Bl to Ohio Av tonight, 11pm to 5am.
WE-WIL: Southbound off-ramp to Olympic Bl closed tonight, midnight to 5am.
WE-WIL: Southbound off-ramp to Santa Monica Bl closed tonight, 9pm to midnight.
WE-WIL: Southbound on-ramp from Santa Monica Bl closed tonight, midnight to 5am.
WE-WIL: Southbound on-ramp and auxiliary lane from eastbound Wilshire Bl closed tonight, 10pm to midnight.
WE-WIL: Southbound on-ramp from westbound Wilshire Bl closed tonight, 11pm to 5am.  
WE-WIL: Northbound off-ramp to Moraga Dr closed tonight, midnight to 5am.
WE-WIL: Northbound on-ramp from Sunset Bl closed tonight, 9pm to 5am.
WE-WIL: Northbound 5 lane closed from northbound Sunset Bl on-ramp to northbound Getty Center Dr off-ramp tonight, 10pm to 6am.
WE-WIL: Northbound 4, 5 lanes closed from northbound Sunset Bl on-ramp to northbound Getty Center Dr off-ramp tonight, 11pm to 5am.
WE-WIL: Southbound off-ramp to Getty Center Dr partially closed from tonight, 8:30pm to 5am.
WE-WIL: Southbound off-ramp to Sunset Bl closed tonight, 10pm to 5am.
WE-WIL: Southbound on-ramp from eastbound Sunset Bl closed tonight, 9pm to 5am.
WE-WIL: Southbound on-ramp from westbound Sunset Bl closed tonight, 1am to 5am.
WE-WIL: Southbound 3, 4 lanes closed from southbound Sunset Bl off-ramp to southbound on-ramp from eastbound Sunset Bl tonight, 11pm to 4am.                              
WE-MUL: Southbound US 101 connector to southbound I-405 closed tonight, 11pm to 4am.
WE-MUL: Northbound off-ramp to Skirball Center Dr closed tonight, 8:30pm to 5am.
WE-MUL: Northbound on-ramp and auxiliary lane from Skirball Center Dr closed tonight, 8:30pm to 5am.
WE-MUL: Northbound 5 lane closed from Getty Center Dr to north of Mulholland Bridge tonight, 10pm to 6am.
WE-MUL: Northbound 4, 5 lanes closed from Getty Center Dr to north of Mulholland Bridge tonight, 11pm to 5am.
WE-MUL: Northbound 3, 4, 5 lanes closed from south of Skirball Bridge to north of Mulholland Bridge tonight, midnight to 5am.
WE-MUL: Southbound off-ramp to Skirball Center Dr closed tonight, 7pm to 5am.
WE-MUL: Southbound off-ramp to Valley Vista Bl partially closed tonight, 8pm to 5am.
WE-MUL: Southbound on-ramp from Skirball Center Dr closed tonight, 7:30pm to 5am.
WE-MUL: Southbound 5 lane closed from southbound Valley Vista off-ramp to Skirball Center Dr tonight, 8pm to 5am.
WE-MUL: Southbound 4 lane closed from Skirball Center Dr to Bel Air Crest Rd tonight, 10pm to 4am.
WE-MUL: Southbound 4, 5 lanes closed from southbound Valley Vista off-ramp to Skirball Center Dr tonight, 10pm to 4am.
WE-MUL: Southbound 3, 4 lanes closed from Skirball Center Dr to Bel Air Crest Rd tonight, 11pm to 4am.
WE-MUL: Southbound 3, 4 ,5 lanes closed from southbound Valley Vista off-ramp to Skirball Center Dr tonight, 10pm to 4am.

Construction Relations I-405 Sepulveda Pass Improvements Project

Tel.: 213.922.3665 Fax: 213.922.2898

Construction Notice: Grind and Overlay Paving on Sepulveda Bl from SB Getty On-ramp to Getty Center Dr: Wednesday, July 30 nightly from 10pm to 6am until Monday, August 18

Sepulveda Bl will be reduced to one lane of traffic in each direction from southbound Getty Center Dr on-ramp to Getty Center Dr from Wednesday, July 30 nightly from 10pm to 6am until Monday, August 18.

·         Nightly Ramp Closures:
·         Southbound Getty on-ramp northbound Getty off-ramp northbound Getty on-ramp
·         Sepulveda Bridge undercrossing (near Getty ramps) will be fully closed from Thursday, July 31 to Wednesday, August 6.

Detour: For southbound Sepulveda Bl traffic- Take southbound Getty Center on-ramp and exit Sunset Bl.

·         For northbound Sepulveda traffic take northbound Moraga on-ramp heading north and exit Skirball Center Dr.

Purpose: 
Grind existing asphalt, top lift pave asphalt and final striping.

·         Nightly directional Sepulveda lane closures from the southbound Getty on-ramp to Getty Center Dr.


Construction Relations I-405 Sepulveda Pass Improvements Project

Tel.: 213.922.3665 Fax: 213.922.2898

Construction Notice: Grind and Overlay Paving on Sepulveda Bl from SB Getty On-ramp to Getty Center Dr