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Wednesday, January 30, 2013

$14 Million in Traffic Grants to City

• Official Says Money ‘Will Go a Long Way’

BY BILL KOENEKER

Malibu City Manager Jim Thorsen announced Monday night that Malibu has received substantial grant funding for Pacific Coast Highway safety improvements.
“I have some good news. It is great news. The city will be receiving $14 million in [Metropolitan Transportation Authority] grants from Measure R. It will go a long way,” said Thorsen.
The city manager said $2.2 million is expected to be available for the city by July 2013 and the rest will be allocated over the next four years.
Thorsen indicated some of the funds will go for improvements that include bike lanes, for a left turn center lane at Big Rock and PCH, the Kanan-Dume ar-restor bed that will start construction, improvements for Civic Center Way, raised medians on portions of PCH, lane reconfiguration, and even a regional traffic messaging system.
Measure R was approved in November 2008 by a two-thirds majority of the Los Angeles County voters committing $40 billion to traffic and transportation upgrades in the county.

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