Project Description

A regulator station is a fundamental asset in LA’s water infrastructure. It reduces high water pressure to manageable levels, ensuring the safe and reliable delivery of clean tap water to the community.

Built in 1956 and located in an underground vault  on the north side of Rinaldi Street, west of Balboa Boulevard, this regulator station consists of 15 valves and an approximately 130-foot network of 4 to 12-inch diameter steel pipes. All of the valves and equipment inside the vault will be replaced and all of the steel pipe network around it will also be replaced.

This project will include an 8-foot deep excavation work area that includes the open vault, requiring a portion of the north side of Rinaldi street west of Balboa Boulevard to be closed. Once the project is complete, the vault ventilation pipe above ground will be replaced with low-profile vent pipe in accordance to city standards.

Chevron Station Rinaldi Street Regulating Station Rehabilitation
Rinaldi Street Regulating Station Rehabilitation Map

Construction Schedule

July 2019 – October 2019
In order to expedite the completion of work, majority of construction will take place Monday through Friday from 7:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. with occasional Saturday work hours.

Construction Details

  • The work area is located on the northwest corner of Rinaldi and Balboa in front of the Chevron Gas Station.
  • The Chevron gas station will be open during construction and two of the three access driveways to the station will remain open throughout construction.
  • For the safety of the crew and the community, lanes on Rinaldi will be restriped to accommodate a safe work zone.
  • The project will be completed in two phases. During the first phase, crews will be working on the underground substructure in front of the Chevron station. Residents should expect lane modifications in the work area as follows:
    • There will be four westbound lanes on Rinaldi Street. Two lanes will be dedicated to through traffic and two will be dedicated to right and left turns onto Balboa Boulevard.
    • There will be three lanes on eastbound Balboa. Two of these will be dedicated left turn lanes and one will be a shared right turn and through traffic lane.
    • There will be no lane closures on Balboa Boulevard during this phase.
  • In order to expedite the completion of work, Construction hours during phase one will be from 7:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., Monday to Friday, with the possibility of occasional work on Saturdays.
  • During the second phase; crews will be working on Balboa (east side of the Chevron station) to connect the refurbished regulator station to the pipeline.
  • This phase two work will be conducted during the last two to four weeks of the project and will include closing one southbound lane on Balboa and the right turn lane.
  • To minimize impacts to the community, the work day for phase two will be shortened to 9:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., Monday through Friday. At the end of each work day, the trench will be covered and traffic lanes on Balboa Boulevard will be restored.
  • Street parking near the work area will be restricted.
  • Water service will not be affected by this construction, unless unforeseen circumstances occur. Affected residents will be notified in advance.

Contact Us

Construction Manager
Danny Arriaga
(213) 216-7352
[email protected]

Project Engineer
Amgad Farag
(818) 771-6282
[email protected]

Community Liaison
Christina Holland
(213) 367-1076
[email protected]