Updated Bluff Cove Road Repairs


Red pylons have adorned the Bluff Cove area of Palos Verdes Drive West for so long that I actually don’t see them anymore. The repairs to the road above Bluff Cove are scheduled to finally begin October 26 and the City of Palos Verdes Estates hopes to have it completed by Christmas 2009. I say finally because the land has been moving since the 1980s and the road’s striping was moved further east (against the hillside) in the early 1990s.

According to the Peninsula News, “The stabilization of PV Drive West will entail the construction of either a soldier pile (steel beam) retaining wall with seismic design, or a soldier pile wall with tiebacks (anchors) and seismic design…” They will attempt the repairs without closing the road but may possibly go to one lane between 9:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. This will impact traffic flow so best to plan ahead and perhaps use an alternate route. An amazing 17,000 cars a day pass this Bluff Cove area on Palos Verdes Drive West.

For more background on the history of the landslide and repairs, please see my prior article on June 16, 2008 by clicking here.

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