Cross Creek Road is the main arterial street in the Civic Center area where many public facilities and community activities take place. Cross Creek Road separates two commercial centers that are heavily used by both pedestrian and vehicular traffic. The sidewalks, curbs, and gutters were discontinuous and non-existent in many places. There was inadequate on-street parking, an outdated street plan, poor drainage, minimal landscaping, and poor truck access.
Construction of the Cross Creek Road Improvements Project began in September 2007 and included installation of new decorative sidewalks, crosswalks and parking areas, landscaping, sidewalk furniture, storm drains, and street pavement.
Environmental components of the project include porous sidewalks and parking areas, drought-tolerant landscaping, and the installation of recycled water piping and irrigation systems. The project also provided traffic calming features to improve safety for pedestrians and motorists, improve street drainage, and provide an aesthetically pleasing streetscape for the Cross Creek Road commercial area.
Custom-designed tiles by Malibu Tile Works feature prominently in entrance monuments at both ends of the street, and in the sidewalk medallion at Civic Center Way. Personalized tiles and accent pavers were purchased by residents with proceeds benefiting the Legacy Park Project.
The City celebrated the completion of the Cross Creek Road Improvements Project with a ribbon cutting ceremony on March 6, 2008.
The City of Malibu was presented with the following awards for its Cross Creek Road Improvements Project:
2009 Project of the Year - Southern California Chapter of American Public Works Association (APWA), December 10, 2009
Furthering the Regional Vision (Honorable Mention) - Southern California Association of Governments (SCAG), June 24, 2009