The City of Monrovia has coordinated with the Los Angeles County Department of Public Works to conduct a post-Madison Fire assessment of the burn area, specifically to address any outstanding safety issues to residential properties.
Los Angeles County Public Works has met with homeowners individually to address issues located on private property.
An evaluation was made of potential magnitude of mudflow in the area which can occur during any moderate to severe rainstorms within the next five years.
LA County Public Works will be constructing a debris wall to address mudflow concerns as a result of the assessment. The planning and development of the rainstorm mitigation efforts is a partnership with the City of Monrovia and the LA County Department of Public Works.
The wall will be located above the Highland Place cul-de-sac entirely on the City property in the area of the access road. The timber rail wall will serve as a debris dam, allowing water to flow through, but not large rock, dirt and other hillside debris. The structure is temporary and will be in place for approximately five years to allow vegetation to grow back along the hillside and mitigate the potential for damaging mudflow.
In addition to the construction of the debris wall at the top of Highland Place, the LA County Department of Public Works has recommended placement of K-Rail within neighborhoods surrounding the burn area.
K-Rail are concrete barriers often used on freeways during construction activities that will serve as a tool to minimize flood and mudslide impacts.
Please be advised, as a result of the K-Rail installation, these streets may also be impacted by additional parking restrictions:
|Avocado Place||Both sides of the street||No Parking east side|
|Crescent Drive||South side of the street||No Restrictions|
|Highland Place||Both sides of the street||No Parking east side|
|Highland Place (N of Scenic)||East side of the street||No Parking east side|
|Hillcrest Blvd||South side of the street||No Restrictions|
|Heather Heights Court||Both sides of the street||No Parking both sides|
|Lotone Street||South side of the street||No Parking both sides|
All residents will have access to and from their driveways. Increased parking restrictions other than those listed may go into effect during storm events. Parking restrictions will be marked. During this time, please expect narrower roadways. The City of Monrovia is working to ensure that each resident receives uninterrupted services (e.g. mail, trash, street sweeping, etc.) to their home.
The temporary K-Rail will be placed in neighborhoods starting mid-October and will take up to two weeks to completely install. The K-Rail will remain in place for up to five years, or until sufficient vegetation grows back along the hillside to mitigate the potential for damaging flow.
The contact information for the Los Angeles County Engineer is:
Los Angeles County Dept. of Public Works
Watershed Resources Division
(Note: Not available on Fridays)
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Based on the area of the fire (outlined in red), engineers from Los Angeles County and Monrovia Departments of Public Works recommend placing K-Rail within neighborhoods to mitigate mud flows. Areas indicated in yellow are spots where K-Rail is critical for the preservation of neighborhoods.
- Location A: Crescent, Avocado, Hillcrest
This map shows the placement of K-Rail from Crescent Drive down Avocado Place to Hillcrest Blvd. Yellow areas are critical, and K-Rail placement is delineated in the red dotted line.
- Location B: Crescent Drive
This map shows the placement of K-Rail from Crescent Drive. K-Rail placement is delineated in the red dotted line.
- Location C: Highland Place (just below and north of Scenic)
This map shows the placement of K-Rail on Highland Place, just below and north of Scenic Drive. Yellow areas are critical, and K-Rail placement is delineated in the red dotted line.
- Location D: Highland Place (below Scenic Drive) to Hillcrest
This map shows the placement of K-Rail on Highland Place, below Scenic Drive, to Hillcrest Blvd. Yellow areas are critical, and K-Rail placement is delineated in the red dotted line.
- Location E: Heather Heights, Lotone
This map shows the placement of K-Rail on Heather Heights to Lotone. Yellow areas are critical, and K-Rail placement is delineated in the red dotted line.
Supporting Documents & Links
- Madison Fire K-Rail Community Meeting Presentation (2 MB)
- Madison Fire Burned Area Report (96 KB)
- Madison Fire Burned map (6 MB)
- Madison Fire Phase map (6 MB)