Motorists heading to and from one of the Southland's most popular beaches will drive through some construction zones this summer.
The work will affect both Pacific Coast Highway and Kanan-Dume Road -- the only two direct routes leading from Los Angeles or the San Fernando Valley to Zuma Beach, a major summertime day-trip attraction.
Along southbound PCH in Malibu, Caltrans will be conducting slope-stabilization work between Via Escondido and Sea Vista Drive near the Malibu Cove Colony beginning in early July. The project will also repair cracks in the roadway.
To accommodate the work, the highway lanes will be temporarily shifted, but no lanes will be restricted, according to Caltrans. The project is expected to last until August 2015.
On Kanan-Dume Road, the county Department of Public Works plans to start detours next week at the southern-most set of dual tunnels, about 4 miles north of PCH.
Two-way traffic will share one tunnel and speeds will be limited to 35 mph as new tunnel linings are installed, according to the county.
--City News Service