PCH Signal System Improvements Project

Project Overview

The overall objective of this project is to synchronize all the traffic signals along an approximately eight-mile section of PCH, between John Tyler Dr and Topanga Cyn Blvd. Improvements will include new closed circuit TV (CCTV) cameras at each intersection, replace existing signal poles with new signal poles, street improvements and ADA upgrades, ATCS sensors, and changeable message signs. Mid-block sensors will enable Caltrans to monitor traffic flow and speed, then remotely adjust signal timing in the moment. 

The use of state-of-the art technology and synchronization of the traffic signals will make PCH a "Smart Corridor."

Approved by the City Council at its Regular meeting on May 8, 2017, the PCH Signal Systems Improvements Project is a major step toward achieving the top priority of the City’s PCH Safety Study.

The Signal Systems Improvements Project will consist of new communication links, changeable message signs, closed-circuit television cameras, traffic loops,

Project Funding

The project is funded by Measure R Highway Operational improvements.