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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.

City of Santa MonicaCalifornia Incline Reconstruction Project
March 2015 – September 2016
California Incline closed from April 2015 to September 2016 

The City of Santa Monica, in cooperation with the California Department of Transportation (Caltrans),will reconstruct the California Incline Bridge to meet current seismic standards. Replacement of the bridge with a new structure, built to current seismic standards, correct deficiencies, and make it safe for vehicular, bicycle, and pedestrian use. Preliminary work will begin in March 2015, with complete closure of the California Incline starting April 20, 2015. Construction was projected to continue for 12-13 months, but the completion date has been extended to September 2016.

The Incline extends from the intersection of Ocean and California Avenues, at the top of the Palisades bluffs, to Pacific Coast Highway (PCH, SR-1). The project entails demolition of the existing 750-foot long bridge, and construction of a new bridge at the same location, with a wider sidewalk and bicycle lanes. The north and south ends of the Incline will remain a three-lane roadway ending at a signalized intersection. The California Incline qualifies for replacement under the Highway Bridge Program (HPB) and, therefore, 88.5% of the cost to rebuild can be paid for with Federal rather than local funds. For more information, visit the City of Santa Monica project website.


City of CalabasasLas Virgenes Road Scenic Corridor Widening Project

July 2015 to October 2016

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 October 2016, 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.

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

LA County Public WorksTopanga Canyon Utility Undergrounding Project
July 2015 to December 2016

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 lines from the main utility lines into residential and business properties can be undergrounded up to 100 feet from the road right-of-way.

Motorists can expect intermittent traffic delays on Topanga Canyon Blvd over the construction period. Work hours will be 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 - October 2016

The City of Agoura Hills has begun widening 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. 
Work began in January 2015, with completion expected in October 2016. 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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