Southbound lane on Pacific Coast Highway to be closed for a year

A southbound lane on a stretch of the Pacific Coast Highway in Santa Monica is set to be closed for a year starting this week. Above, a file photo of the PCH.
(Genaro Molina / Los Angeles Times)

A southbound lane on Pacific Coast Highway in Santa Monica is scheduled to be closed for construction starting this week as the city of Los Angeles works to improve its sewer system.

Construction will stretch from the Annenberg Beach House to the privately owned Beach Club south of Chautauqua Boulevard, according to the L.A. Department of Public Works.

Work hours will run from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. from Monday to Friday, 9 p.m. to 5 a.m. Sunday to Friday, and 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturdays. Construction is scheduled to last a year.


While the southbound lane is closed, a reversible lane will be provided in the center of the highway so that there are three lanes available in the direction experiencing the heaviest flow of traffic, depending on the time of day, officials said. The lane will run southbound during the morning rush hour and northbound in the evening.

The project, part of Proposition O, is meant to help usher polluted urban runoff to the Hyperion Treatment Plant. Roughly 900 feet of sewer line will be built at an estimated cost of $8 million, according to the Department of Public Works.

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