The City of Los Angeles Department of Public Works has announced it will begin construction of the Temescal Canyon Park Stormwater Best Management Practices (BMP) project Jan. 3. The $8 million project is an effort to stop stormwater from running into and reduce beach pollution.
The project, which is expected to finish in the fall of 2013, will take the water that runs from an existing storm drain under Temescal Canyon Road and divert it to new facilities in and near . Those new facilities will consist of a pretreatment and holding facility, which would then send the water through the sewer system to a treatment plant.
Due to the construction, the restrooms and play area at the park, which is located on Temescal Canyon Road between Sunset Boulevard and Pacific Coast Highway, will be closed. The pergola and lunch area will remain open.
According the announcement from the Department of Public Works, the construction will also affect bike lanes, parking and traffic on Temescal Canyon Road and Pacific Coast Highway.
- The downhill lane on Temescal Canyon Road will be open during construction.
- The uphill lane on Temescal Canyon Road will be closed intermittently.
- Downhill street parking on Temescal Canyon Road will be removed.
- Uphill street parking on Temescal Canyon Road will be restricted from time to time during construction.
- Downhill sidewalk on Temescal Canyon Road on Temescal Canyon Road will remain open.
- Uphill sidewalk will close intermittently.
Traffic on Temescal Canyon Road:
- Downhill traffic will have two lanes open at all times.
- Uphill traffic will have at least one lane open at all times.
Traffic on PCH:
- The right-turn lane from Malibu-bound PCH to Temescal Canyon Road will be temporarily closed.
- The number 3 lane will act as the turning lane when the right-turn lane is closed.
- Three Malibu-bound lanes of PCH will remain open, except for work performed during night hours.
The Los Angeles Department of Water and Power will be performing related work in the middle of PCH, east of Temescal Canyon Road, according to the Department of Public Works. The traffic plan for this construction is in the works.
Funding for this project is through the Proposition O Clean Water Bond.
- For more information about the Temescal Canyon Stormwater Best Management Practices Project, click here.