CITY OF LOS ANGELES DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC WORKS
LOWER NORTH OUTFALL SEWER (LNOS) REHABILITATION PROJECT
PROJECT UPDATE – APRIL, 2008
The City of Los Angeles Department of Public Works is repairing many of its aging sewer lines. Part of this work includes the rehabilitation of a 3.5 mile segment of the 80-year old Lower North Outfall Sewer (LNOS) that runs through parts of Culver City. Culver City’s smaller sewers feed into City of Los Angeles larger diameter sewers, so it is important to keep them in good working condition. When completed, the LNOS will be more reliable and will reduce potential odors in your community.
The majority of the rehabilitation work is taking place inside the sewer tunnel to minimize impacts to your neighborhood, but some above-ground activities are necessary. Starting Tuesday, April 15, 2008 and continuing through Friday, April 18, 2008, the contractor will use the maintenance hole located near the intersection of Overland Avenue and Kelmore Street to clean a section of the sewer pipe. The sewer debris will be hydro-blasted to a location further upstream where it will be safely removed from the sewer. The sewer cleaning work will take place between the hours of 9:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. The contractor will set up and remove his equipment daily, and traffic control measures will be implemented accordingly.
Please be assured we have coordinated with the City of Culver City engineering and traffic departments prior to doing this work. City of Los Angeles project inspectors will carefully monitor the work to ensure that it is done as quickly, quietly, and safely as possible. However, if you have questions or need more information, please call the project’s community outreach representative, Vikki Zale, at (877) 700-3069. This hotline uses a message/pager system. When calling, please leave a message and Vikki will call you back as soon as possible
(from an email originally sent to Mike Bauer, President of the CCNA)
It’s been awhile since I’ve talked with you about the City of Los Angeles Lower North Outfall Sewer (LNOS) Phase II Rehabilitation Project. We want you to know about some work that is starting at Overland and Kelmore. The intent was not to work at this location until a couple of months from now, however the contractor ran into a situation where he needs to access the maintenance hole near this intersection sooner rather than later.
The contractor is currently cleaning the sewer using hydroblasters. The work is being done from access points along the sewer alignment. The work to take place at Overland/Kelmore is a half-way point between Playa Court and the West Los Angeles College. The hydroblasters are not able to “blast” the debris in the sewer from Playa Court to the college and an interim point is needed to make sure the debris is moved adequately to the college where it can be removed and disposed of properly.
We have met with the City of Culver City and hand-delivered notification to the community around the intersection (see notice below). The contractor only found out that the debris was not being moved adequately last Saturday. We hope that future notices to the community will be in a more timely manner. Hopefully, everything you need to know is in the notice below. However, please feel free to call me at my office tomorrow at (310) 822-2010 if you have any questions.
Thanks, Vikki Zale
Harris & Company
We’re sure you’ve noticed how nice most of our streets look now that the Culver City Sewer Project is complete. The digging is done, the repaving is almost complete and we now have nice, smooth black streets without potholes.
Let us thank those at City Hall for a job well done! They asked us for a little patience, we gave it to them, and we were rewarded.
As many of you already know, especially those who use Cranks and Northgate, the C.C. sewer project is well underway. These streets have been torn up and new sewer pipes have been installed. These two streets will eventually be ground down and resurfaced, probably before the end of the year.
The timetable for the balance of the sewer project is as follows:
Whitburn- between Overland and Drakewood September 17 thru September 28
Flaxton- between Overland and Drakewood October 1 thru October 16
Drakewood- between Ranch and Flaxton October 17 thru October 30
Flaxton- between Drakewood and Youngworth November 1 thru November 6
Eveward- between Bernardo and Ranch November 7 thru November 16
Theses streets will be closed to through traffic but local residents will be allowed access to their driveways. There may be temporary blockage while workers are working directly in front of a particular house but the inconvenience will be short. The residents of these streets will receive notice of this potential inconvenience at least 2 days in advance of the work starting on their street.
There is another sewer project beginning shortly. The City of Los Angeles has funded a project to rehabilitate the sewers that run under West Los Angeles College and south under the Crest, running past Fox Hills Mall and used by the Crest Neighborhood. The project is a clean out and then a replacement of the lining, intended to upgrade service and any noxious odors. This restored sewer line will last for the next hundred years.
The local service access point will be near the entrance to West Los Angeles College in the maintenance parking lot. A 16’ sound wall will be constructed around the project and the new haul road (temporary and later permanent access road) will be used for construction traffic. While it is anticipated that this project will take place almost entirely underground, it will still require some 5 large trucks per day to haul away the detritus of decades needed to prepare the tunnel for the new liner, which will consist of concrete and plastic. The project is expected to take some three years. The City of Los Angeles has committed that there will be no interruption of service and will not cause any other inconvenience including noise, traffic or odor. The project is projected to last through 2010.
Culver City has commenced its repair of our local sewers. The initial phase of this work is scheduled to be done on Smiley, Commonwealth and Blackwelder. As the project progresses, the crews will begin work on the Crest streets. Construction on the Crest is due to start in mid July 2007. The City intends to send out notices to those residents directly affected by the work.