City Awarded $14 Million Grant for Highway Safety Improvements
The City of Malibu has received approval for more than $14 million in Measure R grant funds for improvements to Pacific Coast Highway and several intersections.
"Public safety remains the City's top priority and these Measure R funds allow us to execute significant traffic safety improvement projects that will improve safety for motorists, pedestrians and cyclists," Mayor Lou La Monte said. "We extend our gratitude to the City's Public Works Department, the Los Angeles County Metro Transit Authority and Caltrans for working together toward more protective roadways."
Awarded by the Los Angeles County Metro Transit Authority (MTA), the grant will fund the following projects:
- Bike lane improvements and median enhancements on PCH between Webb Way and Corral Canyon Road
- A left turn signal phase at PCH and Big Rock
- Arrestor bed improvements at Kanan Dume Road
- Regional traffic messaging that will include permanent and mobile messaging systems
- Reconstruction of Civic Center Way
The funds will be dispersed over the next four years. The grant will also allow the City to conduct necessary projects contingent upon the outcome of its Pacific Coast Highway Safety Study, which is nearing completion. The study focuses on safety improvements recommended for the 21 miles of the highway that stretch from the eastern to western Malibu city limits.
Passed by Los Angeles County voters in 2008, Measure R commits up to $40 billion toward traffic relief and transportation upgrades throughout the county over the next 30 years.
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