Malibu Commuters Expect Delays on PCH in Pacific Palisades

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Commuters plan ahead: one lane of westbound Pacific Coast Highway west of Temescal in Pacific Palisades will be closed for 24 hours starting Tuesday, May 5, at 9 p.m., with traffic diverted into the median.

The closure, which runs until 9 p.m. Wednesday, includes a reduced speed limit of 35 miles per hour in the area.

According to an alert published by the City of Malibu, the lane closure will allow LA County Waterworks 29 to continue work replacing a valve on the water main that runs along PCH, providing water to Malibu.

Although one lane will be closed, “traffic cones will direct southbound [eastbound] motorists to utilize the middle and left turn lanes through the work area, ensuring that two southbound lanes will remain open for traffic,” says the alert, available on the City of Malibu website.

There have been no reports of water being shut off to areas of Malibu as a result of this portion of the water main project.