PCH at Vista Montana/Anza Ave. Intersection Improvement

OE provided project management and design engineering services to the City of Torrance on the Pacific Coast Highway (PCH) at Vista Montana/Anza Avenue Intersection Improvement Project. The proposed project limits include the high-profile intersection of PCH and Vista Montana/Anza Avenue and the immediately adjacent north/south and east/west areas (500 feet in each direction). The City of Lomita is east of the project area, Redondo Beach is north of the intersection, Palos Verdes Peninsula sits to the south, and the Pacific Ocean to the west. Multi-agency coordination was essential to ensuring success on the project. Commercial businesses and multi-family developments can be found throughout the project limits. The purpose of the project was to increase the operational capabilities of the intersection. This was accomplished by eliminating the split phase signal operation and converting to an eight-phase operating signal. With the eight-phase operation, PCH (east/west) movements will remain the same. Southbound Anza will have 5 travel lanes; dual left turn lanes, dual through lanes and a dedicated right-turn lane. Northbound Vista Montana will have 4 travel lanes; dual left turn lanes, one through lane and through/right turn lane.