Project Background

Distribution mainline pipes are the backbone of LADWP’s water distribution system. There are approximately 6,794 miles of mainline pipe, of which about 30 percent of are over 80 years old. With a focus on infrastructure improvement programs, LADWP will continue to provide customers with a reliable source of water by upgrading major system components that are old, or located in seismic areas.  

The Mason Ave and Victory Blvd Mainline Project is a part of LADWP’s plan to replace aging infrastructure in the system and expand LADWP’s seismic resiliency efforts.

Project Description

LADWP crews will install 1,416 feet of 12-inch Earthquake Resistant Ductile Iron and Steel pipeline. This work is in preparation for a future trunk line project. The affected streets are Victory Blvd, Mason Ave, and Kittridge St.

LADWP will provide a 48-hour advance notice when temporary service interruptions are needed to make water mainline connections. Other than the connection work, service interruptions throughout the project are not expected.

The project is expected to begin in Summer 2024 and will continue for approximately 4-months.

Project Schedule

Summer 2024 – Fall 2024

Construction & Traffic Information

LADWP crews will use a rolling construction method which limits construction areas to single, 300-foot sections to minimize the traffic impacts to the community.

To ensure the safety of the crew and the community, work zones will be set-up that can include lane and or street closures. Crews will work with the community to allow ingress and egress from properties at all times.

At the end of each work shift, trenches will be covered with steel plates and traffic lanes will be reopened.

Temporary tow-away/no-parking signs will be posted as needed. Local and driveway access will be provided.

Mason Ave and Victory Blvd Mainline Project Map

Construction Hours

Construction will occur during daytime hours except as noted for the Mason/Victory intersection when nighttime hours are required.

Daytime operation hours:
9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., Mon. – Fri.

Nighttime operation hours:
Intersection at Mason Ave and Victory Blvd
9 p.m. to 5 a.m., Mon. – Fri.

Occasional Saturday work may occur between 8 a.m. and 6 p.m.


District Superintendent 
Jaime Catrellon 
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Assistant Superintendent 
George Larochelle 
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Project Manager 
Denise Abundis 
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Community Liaison 
Christina Holland 
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