Monday, September 22, 2014

Pacific Coast Highway (SR-1) Seawall (temporary wave breaker) Project near Las Tunas State Beach in Malibu

Temporary wave breaker under construction.
Caltrans will construct a seawall along southbound Pacific Coast Highway (SR-1) to protect a beachside slope from eroding away below the highway near Peña Road.  Large waves caused by hurricanes in Mexico have caused severe erosion to slopes along this section of highway.  Additionally, erosion has caused a utility line to become exposed.  Construction work is expected to begin Wednesday, September 24 and finish by late October.
 
On Wednesday, September 24 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., one lane of southbound SR-1 will be intermittently closed to allow for the delivery of construction materials.  Following Wednesday, the remainder of work will take place behind concrete barriers along the highway and the bike lane will be unavailable to cyclists and pedestrians. 

To construct the 50-foot long seawall, construction crews will use concrete slurry and sandbags to prevent waves from further damaging the slope. 

Union Construction Inc. of Santa Maria was awarded this $125,000 contract that is funded by the State Highway Operation and Protection Program.

Caltrans reminds motorists to Slow For The Cone Zone and Move Over. It’s the law.
South facing profile of the temporary wave breaker.