Caltrans Extends PCH Closure
Caltrans will close one lane of Pacific Coast Highway (PCH) from 9 p.m. to 6 a.m., between Temescal Canyon Boulevard and the McClure Tunnel, nightly from Sunday, June 22 through Friday, June 27.
Caltrans is repaving the 11.6-mile stretch of PCH between the Malibu Lagoon Bridge and the tunnel. The $7 million project includes removing existing concrete pavement and replacing it with Rubberized Asphalt Concrete (RAC), and removing and replacing raised pavement markers, traffic striping and markings; adjusting manhole cover heights; and modifying loop detectors (speed sensors embedded in the roadway). The project is expected to be complete by late this year.
According to Caltrans, “Rubberized Asphalt Concrete overlay is more durable and longer-lasting than conventionalasphalt and thus requires less maintenance. RAC is not only cost-effective but can also reduce noise and provide significant environmental benefits in its use of old tires as a component.
“This RAC project will preserve the roadway and provide a smoother, safer driving surface for motorists.