**Update as of 8:30 AM on August 8th**
Repair crews are back on site and removing damaged pavement in the Agoura Rd. and Lindero Canyon intersection. Paving crews will arrive around 3:00 PM with repaving expected to begin shortly thereafter and last into the early morning hours, if all goes according to plan. Traffic control measures will remain in place for the rest of the day.
We want to thank Westlake Village residents for avoiding this area so that crews can complete the repairs swiftly! We will post updates on this page as available.
**Update as of 8:45 PM**
Good news!! LVMWD has completed the replacement of the water line at the intersection of Agoura Rd. and Lindero Canyon Rd. This was a massive undertaking and the City is extremely appreciative of LVMWD and their contractors for resolving this in a little over 24 hours. While residents did not lose water service, some of the surrounding businesses did but as of 7:30 PM, the water service is back online.
Crews will not be working tonight however, there will be lights on the site overnight along with traffic control measures. The temporary traffic control measures will remain in place for the next couple of days. Tomorrow, crews will begin demolition of the damaged roadway and preparing the site to be repaved – hopefully by Wednesday. We tentatively expect the intersection to be fully reopened on Thursday.
We ask residents to continue avoiding this area if possible as we expect the remaining repairs to take a couple of days. City staff will continue to update the community with more information as available. Thank you Westlake Village for your support and patience with this significant disruption that impacts us all. It has been the City’s and LVMWD’s number one priority to minimize disruptions caused by this leak and we want to thank LVMWD for their swift response and round-the-clock efforts!
**Update as of 2:15 PM**
LVMWD has set the replacement pipe into the ground and has started welding it into place. Crews remain diligent in their efforts and are keeping City Staff updated on the process. Once the welding is complete (a process that will take a few hours), LVMWD will begin the process of clearing the line and restoring water service to the businesses without water. The water district will be following their standard protocol for cleaning, chlorinating and testing the waterline prior to reactivation.
There were social media posts expressing concern regarding a potential fuel leak. To clarify, there is NO FUEL LEAK on site. The Chevron on the corner of Agoura Rd. and Lindero Canyon Road has had modern double-walled tanks in place for the past 30 years. The tanks and pumps have monitoring systems that would detect leaks immediately. The leak monitors are checked annually to determine they are operating correctly, and the tanks are directly reviewed for tightness on a 3-year cycle.
**Update as of 10:20 AM**
LVMWD efforts continue to progress well. The damaged section of pipe has been cut and lifted with prep work for the replacement underway. The new section of pipe has been positioned and is being prepped for installation. As you can see from the pictures, there was significant corrosion on the old pipeline and the pipe damage was quite significant. A rep from LVMWD has stated that they will be doing inspections on the adjacent pipe to assess condition before completing the repairs. No other utilities have been impacted at this time. We continue to ask drivers to avoid the Agoura Rd. and Lindero Canyon intersection due to the lane closures. City Staff will continue to keep the community updated as more information becomes available.
**Update as of 6:50 AM**
While LVMWD crews are working diligently to resolve the issues on site, we ask all drivers to continue avoiding the intersection of Agoura Rd. and Lindero Canyon Rd. Due to repair efforts, eastbound Agoura Rd. is closed at Knightsgate Rd. All traffic headed west on Agoura Rd. towards Lindero Canyon Rd. must turn onto North or Southbound Lindero Canyon Rd. at the intersection as the portion of road in front of the Chevron gas station is closed to all thru traffic. Southbound Lindero Canyon Rd., heading towards the lake, is reduced to one thru lane but vehicles can still turn left onto eastbound Agoura Rd. at the intersection. All northbound lanes on Lindero Canyon Rd. headed toward Highway 101 remain open.
We will update you as more information becomes available.
**Update from the City as of 9:40 PM**
The City of Westlake Village is asking drivers to avoid the intersection of Agoura Rd. and Lindero Canyon Rd. tonight and for the morning of August 7th. A significant water line broke in this intersection and damage from the leak will result in the closure of some lanes. Drivers should access Highway 101 off of Reyes Adobe Road or Westlake Boulevard if possible. Any drivers going through the Lindero Canyon/Agoura Road intersection should expect delays. Las Virgenes Water District is on site and working to resolve the issues in this location. For more information, please visit LVMWD.com.
**From Las Virgenes Municipal Water District**
A 24" water main has broken at the intersection of Agoura Rd. and Lindero Canyon Rd. LVMWD crews are on scene responding now. Please avoid that intersection as traffic flow will be impacted. Some residents and businesses will experience a temporary loss of water service. No ETA for service restoration. We apologize for the inconvenience. For More information, please visit LVMWD.com