Prepare to Stop: Silver Lake motorists face lane closures as crews replace water line

Water main replacement on Glendale Boulevard in Silver Lake

SILVER LAKE — Traffic might be more congested than usual on Glendale Boulevard in Silver Lake as crews replace a stretch of an old water main.

Temporary roadside signs have been warning motorists of temporary lane closures as a result of the construction, which is currently taking places on Glendale between Fletcher Drive and Silver Lake Boulevard. But expect that construction to move further south in the weeks ahead, according to information provided by the Silver Lake Neighborhood Council. Here are details from the council:

“According to SLNC Co-chair Anne-Marie Johnson, who spoke with members of a Los Angeles Department of Water and Power (DWP) work crew, DWP is replacing a main water line that runs below Glendale Boulevard between Duane Street and Fletcher Drive. “The pipes are extremely old, perhaps one hundred years, and have the potential to rupture, which could cause an expensive and dangerous situation,” said Johnson.

There will be alternating lane closures on Glendale between Duane and Fletcher, Monday [through] Friday. Work on the corner of Fletcher and Glendale will only take place on Saturdays, beginning October 14. Work on the corner of Glendale and Silver Lake Boulevard will also take place on a Saturday but a date has not been scheduled. Johnson said construction is scheduled to be finished by the end of November, and streets will be repaved after the work on pipes is completed.”

In addition to being prone to traffic back ups, this section of Glendale Boulevard has also been vulnerable to water main breaks, such as this one in October 2016 and another in July 2014.

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  1. Does this mean the City will repave Glendale Blvd between Silverlake Blvd and Baxter?

  2. Just to slightly correct the story: the release states that construction terminates at Deane Street, not Duane Street. Glad they’re doing this, it gets very bumpy between SLBL and Deane Street.

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