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Laurel Canyon Blvd Reopens to Traffic After Mudslide

LADOT Removes Rock, boulders, debris between rainstorms


February 14, 2017

The Los Angeles Department of transportation announced the full reopening of Laurel Canyon Blvd on Saturday, February 11. Laurel Canyon opened at 1:30pm and will remain open thereafter.

Laurel Canyon road closed on Jan. 11 after part of the foundation and patio of a home in the 8100 block of West Gould Avenue gave way, causing a mudslide.

"City agencies have worked around the clock to provide safeguards to hillside neighborhoods due to unprecedented rainstorms. This has been a priority for the City and we have moved with speed and caution to ensure that we could safely reopen Laurel Canyon to both commuters and residents," said LA city in a press release

Work began early this morning with the Bureau of Street Services removing k-rails from the center lane of Laurel Canyon Blvd to enable street surface grinding and cleaning.

Due to wet roadway conditions and anticipated light rain later today, LADOT re-striping will be accomplished early Tuesday morning after midnight and before morning commute hours.

City crews began work at 6 a.m. to remove K-rails and repair and clean the roadway. Laurel Canyon was fully reopened just before 2 p.m.

While crews worked to clear it and clean it over the last month, drivers from Studio City to Hollywood had to take long and frustrating detours

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