Wednesday, April 2, 2014

PCH Construction to Bring Long-term Traffic Troubles

From the Malibu Times

Southbound PCH lane to close for one year starting April 15; officials brace for California Incline closure in fall. 
The first of two long-term construction projects on Pacific Coast Highway begins a week from Tuesday, with potentially major effects on traffic for motorists in Malibu, Santa Monica and all points in between.

Starting Tuesday, April 15, one southbound lane of PCH will be closed for one year along a 900-foot stretch south of Chautauqua Boulevard while workers complete a City of Los Angeles project to expand sewer capacity to handle polluted urban runoff during dry weather.

In September, the California Incline in Santa Monica will also close for one year to undergo stabilization work, and nearby Moomat Ahiko Way will undergo a brief repaving process.

April 15 sewer project

Formally called the Coastal Interceptor Relief Sewer (CIRS) project, the nearly $9 million project will see roadwork practically around the clock.

The closure will begin at The Beach Club, a private club just south of Chautauqua Boulevard, and stretch 900 feet south to the Annenberg Community Beach House.

Work will be done Monday through Friday from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., and nights from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m. On Saturday, work will be performed from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Work will not be done during the day Sunday.  

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