Thursday, June 5, 2014

Another PCH (SR-1) Project: Slope Stabilization

Yes, that’s right, another project is about to start on PCH.
Examples of micropile installation and anchoring.
Courtesy of FHWA.
This project is expected to start in early July 2014 and end in August 2015, it shouldn’t affect the flow of traffic or slow your access to one of the many destinations along the coast. 
This project will help stabilize the slopes along the southbound side of PCH (SR-1) between Via Escondido and Sea Vista Drive in Malibu, near the Malibu Cove Colony.
Steel tie backs that were used to stabilize slopes
along SR-2 in the Angeles National Forest.
The contractor, C.A. Rasmussen of Valencia, California, will install anchor steel micropiles and tiebacks to bedrock beneath the highway to stabilize the slope.  Construction crews will shift the lanes to accommodate for construction activities.
Although there may be short and temporary lane closures, all lanes of PCH are expected to be open during this project.  Additionally, cyclists will continue to have access through the construction zone.

Construction project growing pains

If you live near the project area, construction noise may be heard during daytime work hours.   It is expected that crews will work from 7:30 a.m. to 3 p.m., Monday through Friday.