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Work Underway To Keep Rocks From Falling On Portion Of Pacific Coast Highway

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A project to keep rocks from falling on a portion of the Pacific Coast Highway could create some traffic delays.

Project in Ventura County could create some traffic delays.

A project is underway to try to prevent rocks from falling on a busy South Coast highway. Crews are trying to stabilize some slopes above a portion of the Pacific Coast Highway in Ventura County.

The work will be taking place on a nearly two mile long stretch of the inland side of the PCH south of Point Mugu State Park. The project calls for attaching steel mesh netting to the hillside, and installing retaining walls to keep boulders off the roadway.

The work will take place from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. weekdays through the end of the month.

There will be traffic controls with only one lane open at a time, so people using the PCH between Ventura and Los Angeles Counties should expect delays.

Lance Orozco has been News Director of KCLU since 2001, providing award-winning coverage of some of the biggest news events in the region, including the Thomas and Woolsey brush fires, the deadly Montecito debris flow, the Borderline Bar and Grill attack, and Ronald Reagan's funeral.