Monday, our contractor, Nordic Industries began delivering 6 to 10-ton boulders along with thousands of cubic yards of smaller rocks to build an access slope down to the beach to repair the eroded slopes at Las Tunas State Beach in Malibu.
Watch as this heavy equipment operator places each boulder into place (this video actually took place over two minutes):
Project press release:
Today's Date: October 22, 2015
District 7: Los Angeles & Ventura counties
Contact: Patrick Chandler
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
MALIBU – The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) will begin constructing a wave breaker (rock slope protection) and restoring the shoreline on the ocean side slopes of Las Tunas Canyon Beach along eastbound Pacific Coast Highway (SR-1) east of Big Rock Road on Wednesday, October 28. The 1,600 foot-long and 20 to 30 feet-tall wave breaker will protect slopes and shoreline that were eroded by high tides that were caused by hurricanes in Mexico last September. The erosion could potentially undermine the highway. The project is expected to finish in April 2016.
The majority of construction will be performed behind temporary concrete barriers. When lanes closures are necessary, one lane in each direction will be closed between Pena Road and Big Rock Drive, during the day from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., and if night work occurs, from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m., Monday through Friday. The contractor expects to work Monday through Sunday. Additionally, work hours and duration will be affected by the tide and possible El Niño related storms.
Motorists and residents should expect occasional delays on the highway and noise from heavy equipment and boulders being dumped to build the wave breaker. The majority of work will take place behind concrete barriers along the highway and the construction area will be unavailable to cyclists and pedestrians.
To protect utility lines from large waves a smaller 50 foot-wide concrete wave breaker was constructed within the limits of this project last September.
Nordic Industries of Olivehurst, California was awarded this $8.2 million contract that is funded by the State Highway Operation and Protection Program.
Remember to Be Work Zone Alert.