Caltrans began constructing a seawall (rock slope protection) on the oceanside slopes of Las Tunas Canyon Beach along eastbound Pacific Coast Highway (SR-1) east of Big Rock Road on Wednesday, October 28. Today, the project is now 87% complete. The project is expected to finish in late May.
The 1,600 foot-long and 20 to 30 feet-tall sea wall is finished. The seawall will protect slopes from erosion. Without this project, the erosion would have undermined the highway.
What’s left to do:
- A paved parking lot will be built on the south-end of the project area.
- Install natural beach access trails.
- Remove steel plates from the work area.
- Return highway shoulder to original configuration.
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.