LADWP’s Installation Of Bypass Water Line At Charing Cross/Hilgard Is Likely To Slow Traffic

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Posted by Traffic | Posted in Traffic | Posted on 01-06-2015

Updated Charing Cross and Hilgard Bypass Line

Changes to drinking water quality regulations require open air reservoirs to be covered, viagra buy patient bypassed, or removed from service. To comply with these regulations, the LADWP will be installing a floating cover on Upper Stone Canyon Reservoir, which is located in the Beverly Glen area and currently services the adjacent communities and the UCLA campus. LADWP will temporarily remove Upper Stone Canyon Reservoir from service in order to install the cover. Before this can be done, the LADWP must install a new water pipeline to provide continued water deliver to the surrounding communities while the reservoir is temporarily removed from service.

Project Description

LADWP will install approximately 385 feet of 36-inch diameter water pipeline at Sunset Boulevard and Hilgard Avenue. The large diameter pipeline, known as the Charing Cross and Hilgard Bypass Line, will connect to existing infrastructure at the intersections of Sunset Boulevard and Hilgard Avenue and along Hilgard Avenue south of Charing Cross Road. The new pipeline will ensure continued water deliver to the surrounding communities while the reservoir is out of service, and will also provide improved redundancy in the system necessary for future maintenance and in case of emergency.

Construction will require traffic modifications along Sunset Boulevard and Hilgard Avenue from mid-June 2015 to January 2016. LADWP has coordinated this work with UCLA and Metro in order to complete the construction along Sunset Boulevard before fall classes at UCLA resume in an effort to reduce the traffic impacts to the area. Refer to the dates and maps under Construction Details below for additional traffic information.

Construction Details (Dates are estimates)

Phase 1: June 15, 2015 – August 2015

Sunset Boulevard at Hilgard Avenue

Monday through Friday, 7 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Saturdays, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. with occasional work until 9 p.m.

Traffic Changes:

•           Sunset Boulevard Eastbound: No turns onto Hilgard Avenue or Copa de Oro Road.

•           Sunset Boulevard Westbound: No left turn onto Hilgard Avenue.

•           Copa De Oro Road Southbound: Right turn onto Sunset Boulevard only.

•           Metro Bus Detours: Lines 734, 234, and 2-302 (westbound only)

 

Phase 2: August 2015 – September 2015

Hilgard Avenue

Monday through Friday, 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. with occasional evening and Saturday work.

Traffic Changes:

•           Hilgard Avenue reduced to one lane in each direction between Sunset Boulevard and Comstock Avenue.

•           Metro Bus Detours: Lines 734, 234, and 2-302 (westbound only)

 

Phase 3: September 2015 – January 2016

Hilgard Avenue south of Charing Cross Road

Monday through Friday, 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. with occasional evening and Saturday work.

Traffic Changes:

•           Hilgard Avenue reduced to one lane in each direction next to the work area.

•           Hilgard Avenue Northbound: No left turn onto Charles E. Young Drive.

•           Metro Bus Detours: Lines 734, 234, and 2-302 (westbound only)

 

LADWP Contact Information

Joseph O’Hara

Construction Superintendent

(213) 792-5471

Marvin Hermosillo

Construction Engineer

(213) 367-1089

Comments (2)

While I appreciate the upgraded drinking water quality standards, it seems as though the wildlife, whatever is left of it, will again pay the price. Are there provisions to ensure some access to the shores of the reservoir for deer, bobcats, water birds, etc. to drink from? I feel very strongly that we have to take them into consideration, too.

On another note, Stone Canyon reservoir is truly a thing of beauty. Placing a floating cover (I’m picturing a white metal roof like the one at Franklin Canyon) over it will destroy its allure and, again, its life-saving habitat for local animals.

I would like to know if an environmental impact study has been done in anticipation of this work.

Thank you,

Janice Convery

Two more things:

1) the date of my comment above, is in the European style! I wrote it on June 2, 2015 (6/2/15), so, too, this message.

2) What happened to the ultraviolet option to sanitize the waters? From what I understand, as the water leaves the reservoir there could be an ultraviolet array for it to pass through, thereby sterilizing the water to the degree required for drinking water standards. I have toured such a plant which is in use today at the City of Albuquerque waste water treatment plant.

Thank you,

Janice Convery

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