As part of the City's continued efforts to improve vehicular traffic flow affecting local residents, business, and regional visitors the City has completed the design and approval process to enhance the bridge, off-ramps, and surrounding area at the U.S. 101/Palo Comado Canyon Road Interchange at Chesebro Road. The City has received approval from the California Department of Transportation (CalTrans) and the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) on the Plans, Specifications and Estimates (PS&E), which is the document that provides the detailed plans and design features that have been identified as the best means to address the deficiencies of the interchange and future issues, including traffic safety and flow. The construction phase of the project is estimated at $13 million.

On February 28, 2018, the City Council awarded the construction bid to Powell Constructors, Inc.The scope of work during construction will include widening the existing overcrossing from 40 feet to 76 feet to accommodate one travel lane in each direction and a left-turn lane onto the northbound ramp of the U.S. 101; constructing sidewalks, installing a signal on the northbound off-ramp, making seismic improvements and incorporating aesthetic enhancements. Construction is expected to begin in June 2018 and is estimated to take 18 to 24 months to complete.

The construction phase of this project will be entirely funded through Measure R and Measure M, which are regional transportation funds allocated throughout Los Angeles Count. These funds can only be utilized for transportation/infrastructure related projects that are identified in a past traffic improvement study and approved by Los Angeles Metro.  These improvements provide a significant benefit for the region through traffic congestion relief, safety improvements, and serves as the "Gateway to the Santa Monica Mountains" and Chesebro Canyons National Park Services. 

Please refer all questions to Kelly Fisher, Public Works Project Manager, at or (818) 597-7338. 

To receive email updates on construction schedules and further project details, please sign up for the City's C-Mail and click the U.S. 101/Palo Comado Project


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