CONSTRUCTION ON TRANCAS BRIDGE REPLACEMENT PROJECT UNDERWAY – WATCH FOR workers & vehicles in road, TRAFFIC DISRUPTIONS, signs, lower speed limit
UPDATE APRIL 1, 2022 - 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.
Work on the Bridge Replacement Project will require intermittent lane closures of the far-right lane and shoulder in both directions of PCH from Guernsey Avenue to Trancas Canyon Road. Expect lighting, noise, and workers and vehicles in and around the road. Cyclists, motorists and pedestrians should proceed with caution. Motorists must adhere to the 30 mph temporary speed limit, with signs posted. Fines for speeding are doubled in highway construction or maintenance zones when workers are present under the California Vehicle Code. There may be unplanned intermittent lane and shoulder closures on PCH. No nighttime work is planned, and no queuing of work vehicles is planned before 7:00 AM. 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 TrancasBridgeProject@dot.ca.gov.
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.