TOPANGA CANYON—Motorists should expect delays on Topanga Canyon this weekend. On Saturday, April 8, a section of Topanga Canyon Boulevard will be closed for storm repairs. According to reports, road work will continue throughout the weekend.
“All lanes of the 3.5-mile stretch of Topanga Canyon, or State Route 27, closed at 6 a.m. Saturday, April 8 and will remain shut down to traffic though 6 a.m. Sunday, April 9. The closure will affect the area of Topanga Canyon between Grand View Drive and the Pacific Coast Highway,” stated the California Department of Transportation in a statement.
According to Caltrans, crews will be drilling into rocks and placing bolts in order to stabilize slopes, in addition to utilizing hydro seeding. Along with placing bolts into slopes for stabilization, Caltrans will be working on guard rails that will run down Topanga Canyon Boulevard.
Recent Southern California severe storms in areas like Topanga Canyon have resulted in structural problems. In January, the same section of Topanga Canyon was closed due to a landslide after rains and winds hit the area. The stabilization project is to strengthen the slopes in order to avoid more road closures or incidents.