Pacific Coast Highway Travel Danger: Caltrans Unveils Shocking Advisory


**Avoid ‘Unnecessary Travel’ on PCH for Memorial Day Weekend, Warns Caltrans**

Caltrans officials are urging drivers to reconsider non-essential travel on a section of Pacific Coast Highway (PCH) over the upcoming Memorial Day weekend due to potential traffic issues stemming from a previous mudslide.

PCH NB Sunset Bl.
A lane on the Pacific Coast Highway (PCH) remains closed in the Pacific Palisades area following a mudslide. (Photo by Mycah Gordon / KTLA)

Traffic Advisory Issued

According to a traffic advisory issued by Caltrans District 7 on X, formerly Twitter, a mudslide in the Pacific Palisades area has left one lane of PCH closed. This issue, combined with the anticipated increase in holiday traffic, could lead to significant delays.

Delays and Closures

The closure is located in the northbound lanes of PCH near Sunset Boulevard. Drivers heading north in this area should expect delays and are advised to seek alternate routes if possible.

Weekend Travel Outlook

The Memorial Day weekend is typically a busy time on Southern California roads, and the lane closure on PCH is likely to exacerbate traffic conditions. Caltrans strongly recommends that drivers avoid unnecessary travel on PCH and consider the following tips:

  • Choose alternate routes, such as the San Diego (405) Freeway or Sepulveda Boulevard.
  • Plan your trip ahead of time and leave extra travel time for potential delays.
  • Consider using public transportation or ride-sharing services.
  • Stay informed about the latest traffic conditions by checking Caltrans’ official website or social media channels.

Safety First

Caltrans reminds drivers to prioritize safety and drive responsibly. Obey posted speed limits, avoid distractions, and be aware of your surroundings. Plan for extra time and avoid traveling during peak hours if possible.

Additional Resources

For real-time traffic updates, visit Caltrans’ Traffic Management Center website at You can also follow Caltrans on social media for the latest official updates.

By working together, we can help ensure a smooth and safe holiday weekend for all travelers on Southern California roadways.