Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Lake View Ave at Silver Lake Ave Public Staircase: Urgent Street Repairs Needed

Photos: Diane Edwardson, July 22, 2014.  An approximately 3' diameter slab of concrete, not only shifts loudly under the weight of passing vehicles, it shifted under my body weight alone.  (Click on photos to enlarge.)

Lake View Ave has been in dire need of repairs and repaving for close to 30 years now.  However this segment at the intersection of the Silver Lake Ave Public Staircase is dangerously unstable. 

There are 3 "DWP Water" caps in the street directly adjacent to the shifting concrete.  The DWP has been digging up and replacing the same concrete for a very long time.  At the very least, they should have some warning signs up on this very narrow segment of the street for unsuspecting drivers. If it shifts under my body weight, a big truck might cause damage not only to the concrete, but the water lines below.  The DWP seems to be negligent here.
A few houses north, at 2508 Lake View Ave, the street is completely buckled with the number of times its been dug up and put back.  Its crumbling horribly.    

As far back as 2009 & 2011, there were promises of repaving & geotechnical studies & excuses by then City Councilmember (now Mayor) Eric Garcetti's staff.  We've contacted City Councilmember Mitch O'Farrell's staff on today's conditions.  We'll keep you posted. 

See earlier posts:
Urgent Repairs Needed: Nov. 29, 2011 
Needed Paving More Than 25 Years: Nov. 30, 2011
Hazard Repaired: Nov. 30, 2011