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South Bound La Brea Avenue Temporarily Closed for Emergency Water Pipeline Repair

Posted on 02/04/2022
La Brea

Los Angeles Department of Water and Power (LADWP) crews have closed southbound lanes on La Brea Ave. from Coliseum St. to Don Lorenzo Drive. La Brea Ave. in the Baldwin Hills area in order to complete emergency repairs to a 66-inch drinking water pipeline that is 20 feet below street level.

Since repair work began in late October, crews have been working around the clock, 16 to 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, to complete repairs as quickly and safely as possible.

Traffic Control Officers will continue to be on-site during peak hours from 7 a.m. to 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. to help direct traffic through the following intersections:

  • La Brea Ave. and Coliseum St.
  • La Brea and Obama Blvd.
  • La Cienega Blvd. and Obama Blvd.

Vehicles traveling southbound on La Brea Ave. are encouraged to take alternate routes. From southbound La Brea Ave. take:

  • Martin Luther King Blvd. east to Crenshaw Blvd., south onto Stocker St., and west to La Brea Ave.; or,
  • Obama Blvd. west to La Cienega south.

Work is expected to go through the end of February 2022 but may take longer based on the number of leaks identified. Water service to the area will not be impacted by this work.