Following last week’s rainstorm event and in preparation for further storm activity, LADOT has implemented road closures on Mulholland Drive between Laurel Canyon Blvd and Coldwater Canyon Drive. Traffic Officers have been deployed within the closure area to assist residents and ensure their safe navigation. Commuters are advised to avoid the area and to heed signage and Traffic Officer instructions if traveling near closure points. 

Closures will remain in place until further notice to allow crews to assess and repair storm damage.

Image of Mulholland Closure from Laurel Canyon Blvd to Coldwater Canyon Drive

Frequently Asked Questions 

What happened?

The rain caused significant soil erosion underneath Mulholland Drive, which has now compromised the structural integrity of Mulholland Drive between Bowmont Drive and Summit Circle near the Barbara A Fine Overlook.

The City will now need to make repairs that could take several weeks to complete before this portion of Mulholland Drive is made safely passable again.

Left — Image of Storm Damage at Mulholland Drive
Right —Visiting with LAFD Asst. Chief Tomlinson surveying the damage at Mulholland Drive


What can residents expect?

To maintain safety and allow for these critical repairs to take place, Mulholland Drive remains CLOSED to through traffic between Laurel Canyon and Coldwater Canyon. We’re counting on Angelenos to heed these closures!

Pay close attention to follow instructions from the signage and Traffic Officers who are deployed to assist residents within the closure area to navigate safely.

Commuters should avoid the area and allow some extra time to use alternative routes.

Where can residents stay up to date? 

There are a few ways Angelenos can stay up to date: 

  • The Department of Transportation is providing updates on Twitter @LADOTofficial and we’ll also keep you posted on @cd4losangeles
  • If you have opted into the LA City’s NotifyLA system and live in most surrounding neighborhoods you will receive an alert with a map of the closure. Sign up for future City alerts at:
  • You can also call our office at (213) 473-7004.

Thank you to many City departments for their collaboration and urgency, and to Angelenos for your patience! We know this is tough but if we all cooperate with the public safety instructions, we will get through it. 

Stay dry and stay safe!