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Outside Agency Projects
Many projects conducted in and around Malibu by agencies other than the City of Malibu can affect commute time through the construction areas and may cause additional traffic on alternate routes. Motorists should take extra caution when passing through the work zones.

CaltransTrancas Creek Bridge Replacement Project
Schedule TBD

The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) District 7 proposes to replace the Trancas Creek Bridge on Pacific Coast Hwy (PCH/SR-1) in Malibu due to the age of the bridge and its vulnerability to erosion.

Caltrans held a public hearing in May 2017 and accepted written comments through June 2017, including a comment letter submitted by the City of Malibu. In July 2017, Caltrans announced it had selected Alternative 3 (Long Bridge) for the project, and also released the Mitigated Negative Declaration/ Finding No Significant Impact.

Project details are available at

Southern California Edison Malibu Canyon Road Pole Replacement Project
 April 2017 - March 2018

Update (June 1, 2017):
SCE will suspend construction activities for the summer months starting the week of June 5. Since more power is used in the summertime, and to ensure safe and reliable service during summer, work on the line running through Malibu Canyon will be suspended. SCE will resume work in Fall 2017.  

To improve safety and reliability, and comply with California Public Utilities Commission  Requirements, Southern California Edison (SCE) is replacing poles along a 3.5 mile stretch of Malibu Canyon Rd from Harbor View Dr to Piuma Rd. The project work will reduce the total number of poles along Malibu Canyon Rd by removing 82 poles, including existing poles and guy wires, and installing 65 new poles. For more details, visit the project webpage at

Construction schedule 
Night Work: 9:00 PM to 6:00 AM, Sunday night through Friday morning, with lane reductions
Day Work: 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM, Monday through Friday, work on road shoulder minimal or no traffic impacts
Work will not occur on weekends, designated “red flag” days when fire danger is extremely high, peak summer months (late-June through September), and holidays.

City of CalabasasLas Virgenes Road Scenic Corridor Widening Project

July 2015 to May 2017

In July 2015, the City of Calabasas began work on its Las Virgenes Road Widening Project, between Lost Hills Rd and Agoura Rd (near the 101 Freeway). The project, which is expected to be completed in May 2017, will require intermittent lane closures that may cause delays through the project area, impacting traffic times for commuters on Malibu Canyon Rd. The project includes road widening to two travel lanes in each direction, two new traffic signals, bike lanes, new sidewalk, landscaping and tree maintenance, new crosswalks, and the relocation of power poles.

As of early 2017, the project is progressing with roadwork and utility installation/undergrounding. Two northbound lanes, one southbound lane, and the Willow Glen St traffic signal will be completed and activated by the end of April 2017. SCE is scheduled to remove power poles during the week of May 22, after which the road will be finished and capped with rubberized asphalt, concluding the project. 

Project updates, including lane closures, are posted to the project webpage on the Calabasas website.

LA County Public WorksTopanga Canyon Utility Undergrounding Project

July 2015 to April 2018

In July 2015, the Los Angeles County Department of Public Works began work on a project to underground utilities in Topanga Canyon. The projects will improve the visual look of the area, and enhance public safety by removing most utility poles and placing utility lines underground. Utility service from the main utility lines into residential and business properties can be undergrounded up to 100 feet from the road right-of-way.

While the majority of the civil work was completed by early 2017, SCE estimates the project will be extended through March or April 2018, due to long lead times for some required materials. This also takes into account a moratorium on construction from Thanksgiving through the end of the year.

Motorists can expect intermittent traffic delays on Topanga Canyon Blvd over the construction period. Work hours are Monday through Friday, 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM, with no work taking place on weekends, major holidays, or Red Flag days.
Project details and updates can be found on the County's project webpage.

City of Agoura HillsAgoura Road Widening Project
January 2015 - Mid-2017

This City of Agoura Hills project, which began in 
January 2015, will widen a 2.2 mile stretch of Agoura Rd, from two to four lanes, between the city's westerly limits and Kanan Rd. Once complete, the project will improve the roadway's function to serve as an emergency alternative to the Ventura Freeway (US 101), create a consistent design, compatible with the existing roadway, and improve traffic flow. 

Through the month of April 2017, Agoura Road will be narrowed to one lane while storm drain pipeline is installed.

Additional information and updates can be found on the 
Agoura Road Widening Project page on the Agoura Hills city websiteThe project is funded through Metro's Measure R.

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