The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), Los Angeles District, issued a task order September 1, 2016 under an existing contract to BJD Services, for strategic in-channel, non-native vegetation, trash and debris removal in the Los Angeles River for work in the area adjacent to Elysian Valley between Fletcher Drive and Riverside Drive (at I-110). Work was initiated on September 19, 2016. The primary focus of the work is to manage by hand removal the largest strands of continuous non-native vegetation in the Los Angeles River. Initial work has been completed. As such, the LAR bike path will re-open weekdays beginning Wednesday, March 15, 2017. The current status of our efforts includes removal of approximately 12,192 cubic yards of non-native vegetation and 3,048 cubic yards of trash and debris from the area.
The Corps’ contractor will continue to perform monthly maintenance within reaches 5C, 6A, and 6B through September 2017. This work does not require additional bike path closures.