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Malibu’s Leo Carrillo State Park Partially Reopens This Weekend; Pacific Coast Highway Down To 1 Lane In Ventura County To Repair Surf Erosion

Work is coming along to repair storm-and-sea-battered Malibu.

By CBS Los Angeles , in Los Angeles , at January 21, 2022

original article published at https://losangeles.cbslocal.com/2022/01/21/malibu-leo-carrillo-state-park-partial-reopening-pacific-coast-highway-1-lane-ventura-county-surf-erosion-repair/

MALIBU (CBSLA) — Work is coming along to repair storm-and-sea-battered Malibu.

California State Park officials say portions of Leo Carrillo State Park are reopening this weekend after a series of storms over the holidays caused a creek to overflow, flooding the park. Several campers had to be rescued, and officials said the park would be shut down through at least the end of the month.

Clean-up appears to be progressing faster than anticipated, so Leo Carrillo’s South Beach parking lot and walkway will reopen this Saturday. However, the park’s campground and vehicle access to the North Beach remain closed until further notice.

Just a little further up the road into Ventura County, Pacific Coast Highway will be down to one lane from Deer Creek Road to Sycamore Canyon Road starting Friday. Flaggers will direct alternating traffic on that stretch through at least Jan. 28.

The partial closure will make way for a $51 million project to build to retaining walls for eroding slopes on the coastal side of PCH south of Point Mugu State Park and Sycamore Canyon Road. Caltrans says the slope had been structurally undermined by severe surf erosion, which has caused the roadway shoulder to shift and crack. Completion of the project is scheduled for spring of next year.

With major delays anticipated, drivers were urged to seek alternate routes, and bicyclists should avoid the area for the duration of the project.

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