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February 24, 2018

Reminder: Balboa Boulevard Earthquake Resistant Pipeline Replacement Project Begins this Week


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The Balboa Boulevard Earthquake Resistant Pipeline Replacement Project is scheduled to begin this Monday evening, (2/26) along Balboa Blvd. (between Burbank Blvd. and Ventura Blvd.) The purpose of this project is to replace approximately one mile of water mainline that was first installed in 1932 with earthquake resistant ductile iron pipe. This is part of LADWP’s plan to install 10 miles of earthquake resistant pipe within the next three years, adding to the 2.3 miles of earthquake resistant pipe already installed.
This section of mainline replacement is being constructed due to the history of seismic activity in the area, which includes the 1994 Northridge Earthquake. Resilience to seismic activity in this area is of primary importance due to critical facilities located along this corridor, which include schools, a community center, medical facilities and a fire station.

Project Benefits

  • Replace aging infrastructure
  • Enhance fire protection
  • Increase resiliency to seismic activity and water system durability
  • Improve water system reliability and flexibility

Construction Schedule

  • February 2018 - February 2019
  • Monday through Friday9 a.m. to 6 p.m. with occasional evening work until 9 p.m.
  • Saturdays: 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.
  • Monday through Saturday: Occasional overnight construction may occur from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m.

Evening construction will take place during Phase I near the 101 Ventura Freeway on ramps on Balboa Blvd. and during Phase III at the intersection of Balboa Blvd. and Ventura Blvd.

Construction Details

A minimum of one lane will be available to northbound and southbound traffic in construction zones. Construction in these zones will be done in sections during each phase of the project to minimize parking and traffic impacts.
Temporary tow-away/no parking signs will be posted as needed. Driveway and local access will be provided.
Updated information can be found at

6 comments on “Reminder: Balboa Boulevard Earthquake Resistant Pipeline Replacement Project Begins this Week”

  1. Hi Neighbors! Yes the pipe is being replaced in Encino. We didn’t ask or petition for it. The LADWP decides what get replaced where. It will help keep the water flowing into Lake Balboa in the event of an earthquake. PS We’re not all rich people.

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