The California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) has executed Lake and Streambed Alteration Agreement number 1600-2020-0117-R5, pursuant to section 1602 of the Fish and Game Code to the project Applicant, California Department of Transportation.
The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) proposes to improve the safety of PCH by replacing the Trancas Creek Bridge (Bridge No. 53 0027). The proposed Project is needed because the existing bridge has served long beyond its original design lifespan, has a history of scour related issues from narrowing of the creek at location of the bridge, has structural deficiencies, and is not wide enough to avoid conflicts between motorists and bicyclists.
The project will involve replacing three-span bridge with a new 240 foot-long, 90.5 foot-wide, four-span bridge, excavating approximately 22,650 cubic yards of sediment and debris to create enough space for a potential future storm and debris flow, restoring all areas subject to excavation and access in Trancas Creek upstream, underneath, and downstream of the bridge, accommodating a wider and safer bike path and sidewalk on top of the bridge, integrating a pedestrian pathway on the bridge’s west embankment to connect to trails upstream and to the beach, and relocating a potable water line performed by Los Angeles County Waterworks District (LACWD).