PCH/Kanan Dume Intersection & Arrester Bed Improvements Project

Project Overview

This project will improve safety along Kanan Dume Road and at the intersection of Kanan Dume Road and Pacific Coast Highway (PCH) by upgrading the existing truck arrester bed, which was installed on Kanan Dume Road by the County of Los Angeles prior to the City’s incorporation.

Project Details

The arrester bed is intended to slow runaway trucks and prevent them from reaching the intersection at PCH. This project realigned, extended, and upgraded the existing arrester bed to current standards. The improvements include channelizing the intersection, modifying the existing gravel-filled arrester bed, and installing new, additional signage along Kanan Dume Road

Construction began in March 2014 and was completed in December 2014. On January 26, 2015, the City Council accepted the work as complete, and directed staff to record a Notice of Completion.


This project was funded by the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (Metro).

Mayor Peak and the City Council proudly welcomed newly-elected Los Angeles County Supervisor Sheila Kuehl, along with representatives from the offices of State Senator Fran Pavley and State Assembly Member Richard Bloom, Caltrans, and Metro to celebrate the completion of the PCH and Kanan Dume Intersection and Arrester Bed Improvements Project at a ribbon cutting ceremony on December 10, 2014.