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,
Funding comes from Los Angeles County Measure R transportation funds, the half-cent sales tax that Los Angeles County voters approved in 2008 and extended in 2016 with Measure M. The City Council, Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority, and the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors authorized a total of $13.7 million of Measure R funds to be allocated for the Traffic Signal System Improvements Project last year. County Supervisor Sheila Kuehl directed $10 million of her Measure R funding to assist Malibu. The City provided $3.7 million of its Measure R funds.