PUBLIC WORKS SUPPORTS STORM PREPARATION EFFORTS WITH K-RAILS IN AREAS OF RECENT FIRES

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With the first rainstorm of the season forecast to start later today, and the possibility of mudslides, the Department of Public Works proactively placed k-rails in areas where recent fires took place.
 
After each fire, StreetsLA placed barriers where debris flow could occur, based on evaluation from the Bureau of Engineering. StreetsLA staff will be monitoring the areas and if any mudslides occur, they will be ready to respond with Engineering and Department of Transportation to clear streets as quickly as possible and ensure safety.
 
Below is a list of locations where k-rails have been placed from recent fires.
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Palisades Fire:                                                                                           
47 K-rails were deployed in late October near the intersection of Sunset Boulevard and Palisades Drive, expected to remain for at least 3 years.

Getty Fire:                                                                                                  
44 K-rails were deployed in early November along Sepulveda Boulevard, with an additional 6 more K-rails last week, total of 50 K-rails expected to remain for at least 3 years.

La Tuna Fire:                                                                                              
25 K-rails were deployed 3 years ago along La Tuna Canyon Road, expected to remain for another 2 years.

Creek Fire:                                                                                                 
10 K-rails were deployed 3 years ago in the Lakeview Terrace area, expected to remain for another 2 years.