Every day, many people traverse the 7.25 mile-long portion of the LA River Path that runs from Griffith Park to the Elysian Valley, whether on their daily commutes or for recreational purposes. The City of Los Angeles Bureau of Engineering (BOE) currently has several projects planned or under construction that will enhance this portion of the river path for all users by adding more bridges across the river to link the vibrant communities and recreational resources on both sides. Unfortunately, these exciting projects mean that portions of the path must be temporarily closed for the duration of the construction. Currently there are two active projects – the Riverside Drive Bridge and the North Atwater Bridge – that require much of the northern end of the path to be closed. Where there is a closure, a detour route is provided to allow people to continue through the area and connect back to the river path at the next opportunity. In this case, the detour route directs people to use Crystal Springs Dr. and Zoo Dr through Griffith Park. Two other projects – the Taylor Yard Bridge and the Red Car Pedestrian Bridge – will tentatively begin construction in Spring 2019, at which point detours will be in place for those locations.
The map below shows the locations and dates of all the current and upcoming closures and detours, as of December 2018. As with any construction project, the dates indicated are subject to change. We will update this map with new information as it becomes available. If you have any questions or concerns about the LA River Path or the detours, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org. Thank you for your continued patience!