MALIBU The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) will close
one lane of Pacific Coast Highway (PCH) at the following times and
locations nightly from Sunday, June 15 through Friday, June 20:
· 9 p.m. to 6 a.m., south of Chautauqua Boulevard to the McClure
Tunnel, grinding and crack sealing (spot locations).
The closures are related to a $7 million, 11.6-mile paving project from
Malibu Lagoon Bridge to the McClure Tunnel. Work consists of removing
existing concrete pavement and replacing it with Rubberized Asphalt
Concrete (RAC), including 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 complete by early 2009.
Rubberized Asphalt Concrete overlay is more durable and longer-lasting than
conventional asphalt 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.