In order to conform with Federal EPA Water Quality regulations, the Upper Stone Canyon Reservoir will be going through an estimated 24-month construction for the mandated improvements. In March, LADWP’s Ruben Rosales (Project Manager) and Jason Stinnett (Community Liaison) presented plans to minimize community impacts for the Upper Stone Canyon Water Quality Improvement Project in Councilmember Koretz’s office.
The meeting was organized by Gurmet Khara of CD5, with members of the Bel-Air Association, Bel-Air/Beverly Crest Neighborhood Council, and Bel Air Hills Homeowners Association (BAHA - formerly Roscomare Valley Association - RVA).
The meeting was an opportunity for LADWP to give an update to remediation efforts to community impact concerns that were raised last year when LADWP first presented the project to the Bel-Air/Beverly Crest Neighborhood Council. Some of the impact remediations are as follows: A reduction in scope with regard to grading - all grading will be on-site and truck trips have been reduced 60-70%; the planting of trees and other indigenous plants; and construction vehicles for the project will be only use the 405 and Mulholland Drive. Construction vehicles will only be allowed to make right-hand turns into the site from Mulholland, and there will be flagmen posted for flow of traffic. Construction vehicles for this project will not use Roscomare Drive, Beverly Glen or Benedict Canyon. The improvement project will be on the upper reservoir only — and not the lower reservoir.
It was also announced that Kiewit Construction won the contract and that construction mobilization will take place this month and groundbreaking is expected sometime in June.
For more information regarding scope of project and project schedule, please click here for a link to see the LADWP’s powerpoint presentation.
The Bel-Air Association will publish information updates on this project throughout the construction process.
For the project's fact sheet, click here.