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.
Trancas creek crossing Temporary Waterline Project (PHASE ONE)
In November 2020, Los Angeles County Waterworks - District 29 began construction on the Trancas Creek Crossing Temporary Waterline Project (Phase One) on PCH, between Guernsey Ave and Trancas Cyn Rd. Construction includes installation of 800 feet of temporary bypass waterline in the Caltrans right-of-way. Completion is anticipated in May 2021.
Work hours are 7:00 AM to 4:00 PM, seven days a week. When necessary, the PCH northbound No. 2 lane and shoulder will be closed from Guernsey Ave to the northern limits of the Trancas Creek Bridge (near the first driveway to the shopping center just north of the bridge). This is necessary to tie in the temporary waterline at the two interconnections north and south of the bridge and remove the existing waterline off the inland side of the Trancas Creek Bridge.
SOLSTICE CREEK AND CULVERT REHAB PROJECT
This project proposes to restore or replace damaged drainage culverts on Pacific Coast Hwy (PCH / State Route 1 (SR-1) to increase the service life, reduce the risk of plugging, and prevent erosion of the roadway backfill. The project also proposes that the culvert (Bridge No. 53-0030) at Solstice Canyon Creek be replaced to have the capability of fish passage. The project limits are from 0.4 miles south of Temescal Cyn Rd to 0.1 miles north of Tonga St.
VIRTUAL COMMUNITY MEETING - THURSDAY, APRIL 29, 6:00 PM
Caltrans, at the City of Malibu's request, will hold a virtual community meeting on Thursday, April 29, 6:00 PM to present its upcoming Solstice Creek and Culvert Rehab project in Malibu. Community members will have the opportunity to ask questions and give their input during the meeting. Anyone unable to attend may email questions or input by email to Alisa Almanzan at Caltrans at firstname.lastname@example.org. For more information and meeting instructions, visit MalibuCity.org/CaltransSolsticeMeeting.
Trancas Creek Bridge Replacement Project
Caltrans is proposing to replace the existing 96-year old, 85-foot wide, 90-foot long concrete bridge, which was constructed in 1927 to span Trancas Creek on PCH in Malibu, with a new concrete bridge, which will be 105 feet wide by 240 feet long. The new bridge will provide two 12-foot traffic lanes, bike lanes, separate pedestrian lanes and 10-foot shoulders in each direction. The northbound and southbound traffic will be separated by a six-foot striped median. Construction is scheduled to begin in February 2021 with completion expected in March 2023. In September 2020, the Planning Commission approved the Coastal Development Permit (CDP) for the project, as well as the CEQA environmental document.
Along with this Caltrans project, the City will construct a new, dedicated right turn lane on westbound PCH at Trancas Cyn Rd. The proposed right turn lane will be approximately 430 feet long and will accommodate right turns onto Trancas Cyn Rd, as well as traffic entering into the Trancas Market shopping center. The City project is funded by Measure R Highway Operational Improvements funds.
community meetings / public input
- Planning Commission (September 8, 2020) - Agenda and Staff Report
- Environmental Review Board (July 31, 2020) - Agenda and Staff Report
- Community Public Outreach Meeting (July 15, 2020)
- Caltrans Public Hearing (May 25, 2017)