Shutdown of section of South Coast highway due to rock and landslide extended another week
Caltrans now says impacted part of Highway 23 between Ventura County and Malibu will remain closed through at least October 28.
It's been nearly two weeks since a rock and landslide closed a state highway on the South Coast. Now, there's word that efforts to make the section of Highway 23 safe for use again will take longer than expected.
The slide happened October 11. with debris coming down from a steep slope about a mile and a half north of the Pacific Coast Highway. The highway connects the Westlake Village area with Malibu.
Crews started repair work on October 14. They are removing loose rocks and soil from the slope, and are planning to install metal safety nets to prevent future slides.
It was hoped the work would wrap up this week, but it now looks like the project will last until at least October 28.