Small rocks in a mountainous area similar to the kind that might be involved in a slide.
Small rocks similar to the kind that might be involved in a slide. Photo from Pixabay.

A four-mile section of Topanga Canyon Boulevard, also known as SR-27, will be closed for overnight repairs in both directions this weekend in the Topanga area, Caltrans reported Thursday.

On Saturday and Sunday, northbound and southbound SR-27 will be closed from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m. between Pacific Coast Highway and Grand View Drive.

Closure and detour signs also will be posted in the affected areas, and there also will be no bicycle or pedestrian access allowed.

During the closure, crews will place a temporary rock fall fence, install netting to catch rocks and falling debris, and make other necessary repairs to slopes that were struck by wildfire.

A June 29 wildfire burned more than 50 acres, prompting the temporary closure of SR-27. The same area of the highway was also damaged by severe winter storms in January due to rock and other debris slides.

The repairs are intended to limit the potential threat of slides, and prevent rocks and other debris from falling into lanes of SR-27, leading to further closures during the next rainy season.

Drivers can receive up-to-date information on closures and traffic incidents on the Caltrans QuickMap online at quickmap.dot.ca.gov, or on the QuickMap app for iPhone and Android devices.

–City News Service

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