Pacific Coast Highway in Pacific Palisades to Receive New Traffic Lights

Palisades Bowl

At the quarterly meeting of the Pacific Coast Highway Task Force on Aug. 17 in Malibu, it was announced that Caltrans has awarded a contract to replace the blinking pedestrian crossing light at Palisades Bowl Mobile Home Park at 16321 PCH.

Many motorists ignore the light, making it difficult for pedestrians to cross five lanes of traffic to gain access to the beach from the park. Instead they must navigate a nonexistent shoulder of PCH for about a quarter of a mile to cross at Temescal Canyon Road.

Caltrans will replace this blinking pedestrian light with a safer one at 16521 PCH.

Caltrans will replace this blinking pedestrian light with a safer one at 16521 PCH.

The current blinking light will be replaced with a pedestrian-activated signal. According to Caltrans, the contractor has ordered factory-built materials for the project and delivery is expected in about seven weeks with installation to follow.

Beach Parking Lot

A traffic signal is being proposed for 1050 Palisades Beach Road in Santa Monica at Parking Lot 3. The signal would provide a left-turn signal and U-turn capabilities to northbound cars on Pacific Coast Highway. The next step is a traffic study, which will be conducted this fall.

One Comment

  1. Has? They haven’t been installed yet. Your headline writer needs some training.

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