LA River Path Updates – May 2019

In December 2018, we provided updates on the exciting bridge projects being constructed (or enhanced) across the section of the LA River Path between Griffith Park and Elysian Valley. Two of these projects – the Riverside Drive Bridge and the North Atwater Bridge – are still ongoing. In April 2019, work began on two more projects: the Taylor Yard Bike/Pedestrian Bridge and the Red Car Pedestrian Bridge. Each of these projects, which are being led by the City’s Bureau of Engineering, will enhance the user experience on the LA River Path by providing connections to the surrounding neighborhoods and recreation areas. At the same time, some closures along the river path remain necessary in order to accommodate the construction activities. Detour routes are developed around each construction site to allow people to travel safely through the affected areas while reconnecting the user to the river path at the next available access point.

The map below shows the latest information on closures and detour routes along the LA River Path as of May 2019. There are some areas of the path where access is prohibited due to the ongoing construction projects. These are the “hard closure” areas. In the interest of keeping as much of the path open as possible for people to enjoy, the portions of the path leading up to the hard closures will remain open, although they do not serve through travel. Anyone accessing these areas would need to turn around at the hard closures. Those seeking to travel through should use the marked detour route to get past the construction site and access the path at the next available point.

We will update this map with new information as it becomes available.

In addition to these bridge projects, we discovered erosion and storm damage on the closed portion of the path near the new Riverside Drive Bridge. Safety is our highest priority, so partial or full closures of this segment of the path may be necessary while we develop and implement a repair plan.

We appreciate your patience while this work is in progress. If you have any questions or concerns regarding the bridge projects and associated closures, please contact the Department of Public Works at (213) 978-0333. If you have questions or concerns regarding the LA River Path itself, please contact LADOT Active Transportation at

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