Saturday, September 13, 2008



LOS ANGELES – Councilmembers Bill Rosendahl and Jack Weiss today announced that a southbound lane of Sepulveda Boulevard will be closed for the construction of a permanent debris collection fence on the east side of Sepulveda Boulevard just south of the Mulholland Tunnel. The debris collection fence will permanently address an ongoing hazard from rocks and debris falling from the steep hillside onto the street.

WHEN: Starting on September 22, 2008 for up to eight weeks, the lane will be closed 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

WHERE: On Sepulveda Boulevard from Dartford Avenue to just south of the Mulholland Tunnel, one of the two southbound traffic lanes will be closed. Southbound motorists will experience delay. The existing single northbound lane will be maintained, but it will be shifted westerly.

WHY: The lane closure will accommodate the installation of a concrete K-Rail, which is necessary to ensure public and construction worker safety. The K-Rail will also act as a temporary debris collection barrier to protect motorists and bicyclists from falling rocks, and to protect construction workers from fast-moving traffic during construction of a permanent debris collection barrier at the base of the steep hillside, immediately adjacent to the curb.

Southbound motorists are strongly encouraged to use the I-405 Freeway as an alternative on weekdays--especially between 7 a.m. and 10 a.m. For further information or concerns, please call the Bernards Brothers Inc. at (310) 476-3642. Also, please visit for up-to-the minute street surface conditions throughout the City.

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