Construction for the Balboa Boulevard Earthquake Resistant Pipeline Replacement Project

Project Background

The Balboa Boulevard Earthquake Resistant Pipeline Replacement Project will replace approximately one mile of existing 12-inch water mainline first installed in 1932 with 12-inch earthquake resistant ductile iron pipe.

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.

The cut and cover method of construction will be used for this project, which will take place along Balboa Blvd. between Burbank Blvd. and Ventura Blvd.

This project 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.

Project Benefits

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

Construction Schedule

  • February 2018 - February 2019
  • Monday through Friday: 9 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 north and south bound 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.

Contact Information

Project Manager
Genevieve Han
(213) 367-1275
[email protected]

Construction Manager
Monty Bridges
(818) 775-5451
[email protected]

Community Affairs
Jason Stinnett
(213) 367-3803
[email protected]