Mureau Road Pipeline Project

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(Update May 15, 2014)

The Mureau Road Pipeline Project is Complete

LVMWD thanks everyone for their patience and cooperation during the construction project. The new pipeline will benefit District customers for decades to come.


(Update May 2, 2014)

Work continues on the many “finishing touches” arising from this large-scale project.

Workers are completing the installation of appurtenances, doing final paving and lane striping, replacing concrete curbs and sidewalks and finishing grading in excavation areas.

(Update April 21, 2014)

Traffic Alert – Avoid Mureau Rd. Tuesday, April 22

In order to complete a pipeline tie-in, it will be necessary to restrict the east end (two-lane section) of Mureau Rd. to one lane of traffic on Tuesday, April 22.

Motorists and bicyclists should try to avoid that section of roadway but if it is necessary to travel in that area, expect delays and follow the instructions of flagmen.

(Update April 17, 2014)

During the week of April 21, there will be daytime work at the east end (two-lane section) of Mureau Road that will require lane restrictions. If it is not possible to avoid the area, watch for construction crews and obey the directions of the flagman.

Also during the week of April 21, there will be additional work done on Mureau Road near the entrance to Mountain View Estates.

“Clean-up” work will continue with patches to pavement, sidewalks and curbs.  The current (interim) pavement patches are scheduled to be restored to pre-project conditions within the next two weeks.



(Update April 9, 2014)


A major milestone has been reached; the last length of pipe has been installed. Over the next week, the pipeline will undergo testing and appurtenances will be installed.

Beginning the week of April 14, some traffic lane restrictions will be necessary at various times and places, please use caution in work zones and obey the directions of traffic control personnel.

“Clean-up” work will continue and pavement restoration will occur later in the month.


(Update March 27, 2014)

The pipeline installation portion of the project is entering its final stages. Work will continue along Las Virgenes Road and the west end of Mureau Road.

Road users may notice some areas of uneven pavement in patched areas, which are temporary. Pavement will be restored to a smooth condition before the project is complete.

(Update March 20, 2014)


Mureau Road is no longer subject to overnight closure; it is accessible at all times.

Progress continues at the west end of Mureau Road and Las Virgenes Road; overnight lane restrictions will continue as planned.



(Update March 17, 2014)

Work continues on the Las Virgenes Road portion of the pipeline.  Please be mindful of lane closures and altered traffic patterns in the overnight hours.

Overnight closures of Mureau Road may become less frequent after March 19.



(Update February 27, 2014)


Rainy weather may delay work on the project over the next few days.  Please exercise caution in the work zone as traffic patterns will shift from time to time along Las Virgenes Road and at the west end of Mureau Road beginning March 4 during the evening hours.


(Update February 20, 2014)  


Mureau Road Daytime Project Hours Change

As of Monday, February 24, the daytime working hours at the west end of Mureau Road and for Las Virgenes Road will now be 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.  This change should help keep the project moving on schedule and reduce the number of days spent working in traffic lanes.

The overnight closures (8 p.m.  to 6 a.m. Monday – Saturday) at the east end of Mureau Road will continue until further notice.




(Update February 12, 2014)  


The Mureau Road pipeline project is approximately 70 percent complete. (Click here to see an updated map of the project area.)  As of February 11, traffic patterns have changed on Mureau Road, as lanes that were closed have now reopened. Please drive carefully as the “stop” sign at the entrance to Mountain View Estates has been removed.  Overnight closure of Mureau Road (8 p.m. to 6 a.m., Monday through Saturday)  will continue at the east end of the project until further notice.

As work moves onto Las Virgenes Road, daytime lane restrictions will occur, expect delays during work hours. Please protect work crews by observing the speed limit, flagmen and lane markings.




(Update – February 6, 2014)

Over 7,000 feet of pipe is now in place. Work will continue installing pipe and on connecting the new line to existing pipelines.  It is also necessary to connect appurtenances (valves, air/vac devices and the like) to the new line.  

Traffic patterns on Mureau Road are expected to change by February 14, users of that roadway should practice extra caution as they adjust to the revised routing

Night time work that closes Mureau Road from 8 p.m. to 6 a.m. Monday through Saturday will continue until further notice.

LVMWD appreciates the cooperation and patience of residents, businesses and other users of the Las Virgenes and Mureau Road corridors during this project.




(Update January 29, 2014)              

The “jack and bore” segment of the new pipeline beneath U.S 101 is complete.  Work continues with the installation of pipe along Mureau Road during night hours (8 p.m. to 6 a.m.; Monday - Saturday).

Lane restrictions remain in place, even in areas where the pipe has been installed, as it is necessary to conduct tests and add appurtenances to the new line.

If you must use Mureau Road, please proceed with caution and be mindful of workers and equipment in the construction zone.  




(Updated January 28, 2014)

The video (below) shows the installation of the new pipeline being installed from the North side of the 101 freeway at Las Virgenes Road to the South side of the freeway.  The steel pipe within the casing is being "pushed" through after the "jack and bore" was completed.


(Update January 14, 2014)

Beginning January 21, a section of Mureau Rd will be closed to through traffic between the hours of 8 p.m. to 6 a.m.,  Monday through Saturday.

The section subject to overnight closure is between Crummer Canyon Road to the west, and Round Meadow Road to the east.

Please see attached news release. (PDF 174.2 KB)




(Updated December 11, 2013) 

Work continues along the divided highway section of  Mureau Road with significant progress being made.

Weather conditions have been favorable, helping the project to stay on its projected schedule.  

Work has also commenced on installing the pipeline beneath US 101 using a method known as “jack & bore,” which places pipe below the freeway without the need to interrupt traffic.

Mureau Road Westbound








Mureau Road - Valve









View from south of 101 freeway to north side, east of Las Virgenes Road







 Photos from top left to bottom right:

  • Mureau Road - pipe being installed
  • Mureau Road - shut-off valve
  • View from south side to north with the 101 freeway in between
  • Jack & bore set up
  • Jack & bore with casing and auger



Jack & Bore equipment
















(Updated November 15, 2013)

Work has commenced on Mureau Road. Traffic restrictions will be in place for several weeks. Motorists should expect delays or plan to avoid the area.

(Updated November 12, 2013)

Beginning November 12, overnight work on the two-lane section of Mureau Road should be expected. One lane of traffic will be maintained during this portion of construction activity. Motorists should expect delays or plan to avoid the area.

See the pdf map (below) for a display of construction dates and scheduled work hours.

(Updated October 23, 2013)

Work continues on the "jack and bore" operation beneath US 101.  Some additional excavation was needed for this segment on the south side of US 101; areas affected by the construction will be restored prior to completion of the project.


(Updated October 14, 2013)

Work has commenced on the “jack and bore” excavations on the north and south sides of US 101.  With a few temporary exceptions, this segment of the project is not expected to interfere with normal traffic patterns on Las Virgenes and Mureau Roads.


Work schedule for Mureau Road Pipeline Project

This schedule for the Mureau Road Pipeline Project (PDF 1MB) is subject to change due to weather or other factors.  Traffic patterns will change during the construction project.  Please use caution in the construction zone and protect the work crews.


(Updated September 25, 2013)

Exploratory work has resulted in the redesign of some elements of the project, delaying actual construction.

Work on the project is now projected to commence toward the end of October.  


(Updated August 13, 2013)

Technical issues have delayed the beginning of construction on the 30-inch pipeline along Mureau and Las Virgenes Roads in Calabasas.

A late August or early September start is now anticipated.

(Updated July 19, 2013)

Las Virgenes Municipal Water District (LVMWD) will soon begin installing a new 30-inch pipeline along Mureau Road and Las Virgenes Road in Calabasas. The project is part of the District’s “Backbone Improvements Program,” a multi-year capital investment initiative designed to increase system reliability now and into the future. The Mureau Road project is anticipated to be completed in May 2014.

Click here to read the news release.



(Updated June 17, 2013)

The Mureau Road Pipeline Project in Calabasas is part of LVMWD’s multi-year “Backbone Improvement Project” that is designed to improve flow, volume and system reliability for LVMWD customers. The Mureau Road component is the installation of new pipeline along much of that roadway to Las Virgenes Road. The line will then turn south, crossing under U.S. 101 where it will then connect with lines that run along Agoura Road.

Exploratory work known as “potholing” has commenced. The purpose of these exploratory efforts is to confirm the intended path of the pipeline is clear of significant obstacles.

The installation of the new pipeline is scheduled to begin in August 2013. Construction related lane restrictions along Mureau Road will cause occasional traffic delays.

During the project, motorists and bicycle riders should try to avoid the construction zone. 
















Potholing crews at work along Las Virgenes Road north of U.S. 101

Road Work Ahead - Mureau Rd (June 2013)

Close up of cleaning out pothole looking for utilities - Mureau Rd (June 2013)


Updated 12-12-13


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