MALIBU—The city of Los Angeles is scheduled to begin construction on March 7, on the Coastal Interceptor Relief Sewer, a waste pipe along PCH in Pacific Palisades. The project will highly impact southbound traffic through late 2012. Construction will begin near the Santa Monica-Los Angeles border, and proceed heading north until Temescal Canyon Road.

Workers will close down up to two southbound lanes along PCH between Enrada Drive and the Annenberg Beach House at night from March 7 through March 11. The work will take place between 9 p.m. and 5 a.m. During these hours, at least one southbound lane will remain open. No northbound traffic impacts are expected. All lanes will be open during morning rush hour at 5:00 a.m. No work will take place during the day, but during work hours, drivers can expect crews and construction trucks on site. Work will cease after March 11 temporarily, and resume sometime in April.

The new 4,500-foot pipeline will run along the existing Coastal Interceptor Sewer, and is designed to provide an increase in capacity from the newly constructed low flow diversions in Santa Monica that lead to the Hyperion Treatment Plant. This will help prevent runoff from flowing out into the ocean, helping the city improve water quality, and comply with existing regulations.