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Notice of Street Work: Highland Avenue Closures Due to Repaving

Highland Ave looking south. Photo captured from Google Maps.
Highland Ave looking south. Photo captured from Google Maps.

Highland Avenue, between Melrose Avenue and Wilshire Boulevard, will be resurfaced over the next two weekends.

This weekend (November 8 & 9) crews from the Department of Public Works, Bureau of Street Services will begin roadway improvements to the southbound lanes – closing , cold milling and paving over the two days. The following weekend (November 15 & 16) the same activity will happen on the northbound lanes.

According to a memo from Mayor Garcetti’s office:

The first phase will require the preparation of the existing roadway by cold milling the street. The final phase will require the paving of the existing roadway and resurfacing the street. The work will be scheduled so that the project will be completed within two days, provided no extenuating circumstances arise. If the project length is delayed, you will be notified of the reason for the delay and of the revised completion date.

While the project is in progress, “Temporary No Parking Signs” will be posted on the street. The signs will be posted at least 24 hours before the actual work begins to provide notice to residents and business owners. Please have all vehicles removed from the street to protect them from damage by construction debris and to prevent interference with the planned work. When work is not in progress between the preparation and resurfacing phases the signs will be reversed to provide vehicular parking.

Vehicles will have access during the cold milling of the project. However, it is requested that driving be limited within the project area to avoid possible damage to your vehicle. The only time that access will be restricted within project area is when the street is coated with liquid asphalt, prior to the resurfacing of the street.

When the crews are working, there will be construction equipment and trucks in the area. This equipment may be of interest to children. Remind residents to be careful and ask children to avoid the equipment and work-site area.

Thank you for your understanding and patience during this project. Persons with mobility impediments and their caregivers can request assistance if the scheduled street work limits their use (including ingress or egress) of the public right of way. If you have questions or need to request an accommodation, contact the supervisor on the project site or call (213) 485-5561, (213) 485-5562 or (213) 847-3200.

Special Note for Residents/Businesses Along the Resurfaced Route

If you plan any improvements to your business or residence that requires an excavation in the street, please call the above number immediately. Once the street is resurfaced, any excavations in a newly paved street within one year after the date of the paving will require the resurfacing of the entire block, or intersection, depending on the location of the excavation. If the street excavation is performed beyond the one-year period, a graduated fee will apply. (Street Damage Restoration Fee per City Resolution No. 96-0726).

You can follow these two twitter addresses for news and updates over the weekend:

Bureau of Street Services – @bssLosAngeles 

Director of Department of Public Works, Bureau of Street Services Nazario Sauceda – @NazarioSauceda

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