The city of Malibu has been awarded more than $14 million in Measure R funds for improvements to Pacific Coast Highway and several intersections.
"Public safety remains the city's top priority and these Measure R funds allow us to execute significant traffic safety improvement projects that will improve safety for motorists, pedestrians and cyclists," Mayor Lou La Monte said.
The grant was awarded through the Los Angeles County Metro Transit Authority (MTA) grant program, according to Malibu City Manager Jim Thorsen.
Measure R, which was passed by L.A. County voters in 2008, committed up to $40 billion to traffic relief and transportation upgrades for the next 30 years throughout the county.
"The $14 million will go a long ways," Thorsen said. "It's spread out over four years. We have $2.2 million dollars coming our way in 2013, which will be in July."
Thorsen said the initial funds will go toward bike lanes, a raised median between Webb Way and Corral Canyon Road, improvements for lane configurations, a left turn signal at the intersection at Big Rock and regional traffic messaging that will include permanent and mobile messaging systems.
"We've got a lot of projects, a small staff and a lot of work to do," Thorsen said.
Other projects will include work on Kanan Dume Road and Civic Center Way, he said.
After the meeting, Thorsen said the grant funding came following several meetings with officials from the MTA and Caltrans. The PCH Safety Study that is currently underway will help inform other projects.