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The Coldwater Canyon Closure Nightmare Is Over

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Drivers, rejoice! The Coldwater Canyon closure nightmare, which began to hold hill-crossing commuters and locals hostage back on March 23, has come to an end, and two days early to boot.

The project, which had the well-traveled roadway closed in full between Ventura Boulevard and Mulholland Drive from 8:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Friday and 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturdays, involved replacing a 99-year-old, 60-inch DWP water line that had ruptured in 2009.

As of Wednesday morning, Coldwater Canyon is open in both directions, though there are left turn restrictions that remain in effect.

Los Angeles City Councilman Paul Krekorian (CD2) helped spread the news Tuesday night:

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