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Posted on: March 25, 2022

[ARCHIVED] Trancas Bridge Replacement - Lane & Shoulder Closures Weekdays

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daytime and nighttime CONSTRUCTION ON TRANCAS BRIDGE REPLACEMENT PROJECT june 1, 2, 3. WATCH FOR workers & vehicles in road, TRAFFIC DISRUPTIONS, signs, lower speed limit. no parking. cyclists dismount on pedestrian walkway.

UPDATE May 31, 2022 - Work on the Caltrans Trancas Bridge Replacement Project continues this week with daytime and nighttime work. 

  • Roadway restriping scheduled for the evening of Wednesday, June 1 (nighttime lane and shoulder closure 7:00 PM – 6:00 AM).
  • K-rail placement along northbound PCH starting the evening of June 1 (nighttime lane and shoulder closure 7:00 PM – 6:00 AM).
  • Activation of temporary traffic signal Guernsey Avenue Thursday morning, June 2 (intermittent lane and shoulder closure).
  • Temporary Pedestrian Walkway will be available for use June 2, approximately 10:00 AM. 
  • Cyclists must dismount when using the pedestrian walkway. 
  • Demolition of the old bridge scheduled for Friday, June 3 (daytime work, 7:00 AM – 3:00 PM). 

Motorists, pedestrians and cyclists should proceed with caution, and watch for vehicles, equipment staging, workers, dust, lights, signs in the road and shoulder, and unplanned temporary lane and shoulder closures. The speed limit is reduced to 30 MPH, with signs posted, in the construction zone. Under California law, speeding fines are doubled in construction zones. Sign up for traffic alerts via text or email at, scroll to “Alert Center.” 



As part of the Caltrans Trancas Bridge Replacement Project, a temporary traffic signal will be installed at Guernsey Avenue and PCH, with a pedestrian crosswalk across PCH. It is expected to be functioning in mid-April. 

Updates on this project will be posted on the City’s social media, via traffic alerts, and on the website. Sign up for City traffic alerts on the website (scroll to Alert Center). Questions or complaints can be sent to Caltrans at 


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. Northbound and southbound traffic will be separated by a six-foot striped median. Completion is scheduled for summer of 2024.

For more background information on the project, visit the City’s webpage.

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