The Los Angeles Department of Water & Power (LADWP) will be replacing 1,300 feet of water main line on Detroit Street between Santa Monica Boulevard and Fountain Avenue. Improvements include lateral connections from the main line to the domestic meters. This LADWP project started the week of April 26, 2021. It will be completed in approximately 5 months. Advanced notice was delivered to all properties surrounding the construction area.
Working hours are from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday. No work will be done on weekends and holidays. Residents will have a full access to on-street parking spaces. No water will be shut off after working hours. Residents will be notified 48 hours in advance of any planned interruption in water service.
The project will have three phases. First, LADWP will install 1300 feet of the water main. It will treat and test the new water main and install all domestic water services from the main to the water meters. The final work will be the paving of Detroit Street between Santa Monica Boulevard and Fountain Avenue.
LADWP will post temporary no parking signs with notification of the date and time of the work. Construction zones will be clearly marked. Temporary no parking signs will be installed on the east side of Detroit Street. This will mitigate the traffic flow on the west. Parking will be prohibited on Detroit Street between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. Traffic and parking will be reopened after 4 p.m. and on-street parking along both sides on Detroit Street will be allowed on weekends & holidays or when the contractor is not present at the job site due to testing of the new water pipe, or on rainy days.
The City of West Hollywood will reserve some parking spaces on Lexington Avenue between Formosa Avenue and Detroit Street to park vehicles during working hours. Email a request to the City of West Hollywood’s LADWP liaison Mila Sologub at [email protected] to obtain a temporary parking permit to park on Lexington Avenue between Formosa Avenue and Detroit Street. Residents mustdisplay temporary parking permit on the driver’s side of the vehicle dashboard to avoid a citations on Lexington Avenue. These Temporary parking permits also allow residents to park at the metered parking n Detroit Street north of Santa Monica Boulevard.
Street sweeping operations on Detroit Street, and Lexington Avenue, between Detroit Street and Formosa Avenue, will be suspended. Contractors will sweep the area daily. Display temporary parking permits on the dashboard to avoid a citation during street sweeping days. The City will also coordinate the trash pick-up services with Athens Services; trash service pickup days will remain the same.
For safety, the utility trenches will be covered by metal plates after working hours. Residents will always have access to their off-street parking spaces on their property. There will be times when a trench is uncovered, or heavy equipment is staging in front of an area blocking access. Please ask any crew member for access assistance or request a temporary parking permit to temporarily re-park your car.
Contact the LADWP field supervisor Oscar Barragan for any unplanned interruption in water service for assistance at (818) 775-5458 or (213) 842-9255. Barragan can also be reached for any questions regarding on-street parking, trash pickup services, or special delivery arrangements.