Because of this week’s inclement weather, the paving of Palos Verdes Drive North and Montecillo Drive that was scheduled for this Thursday and Friday will need to be rescheduled for next week.
The roads in Rolling Hills Estates are paved with a special, rubberized asphalt that makes them better to drive on and last longer. This specialized asphalt does, however, require that the outdoor temperature be at least 55 degrees while it is being applied and until it is cured. If we do not follow these guidelines, the new asphalt is likely to fall apart, requiring all of the work to be redone and creating an even bigger inconvenience for residents. Unfortunately, it doesn’t look like Mother Nature is going to cooperate with us this week.
Instead of grinding the roads this Thursday and taking the risk that we will not be able to pave them on Friday because the temperature isn’t warm enough – which would leave everyone with a very rough driving surface, we are going to reschedule the work for next Thursday, March 14, through March 16, from about 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
If you’re wondering why we can’t pave these roads this weekend or any other day when it is warm enough, you aren’t alone. The special, rubberized asphalt used to pave the roads in Rolling Hills Estates is only produced and supplied by the vendor on select dates, including the next two Fridays.
We are truly sorry for this inconvenience!
Here are some additional details about how the work will affect traffic on Palos Verdes Drive North and Montecillo Drive:
- During work hours, the eastbound lane of Palos Verdes Drive North will be closed from Rolling Hills Road to Palos Verdes Drive East. There will be a clearly marked detour for eastbound traffic beginning at Rolling Hills Road as well as Crenshaw Boulevard, and the westbound lane will remain open at all times.
- When paving is taking place in the intersection of Palos Verdes Drive North and Palos Verdes Drive East, vehicles traveling on Palos Verdes Drive East will not be able to make a right-hand turn onto Palos Verdes Drive North from the northbound lane nor make a left-hand turn onto Palos Verdes Drive North from the southbound lane. Apart from this portion of work, there will be at least one lane of traffic open in each direction at all other times.
- On Montecillo Drive, traffic control will be in place and there will be at least one lane of traffic open in each direction at all times. Work may continue past 3 p.m., if necessary, to complete paving.
Where possible, we encourage drivers to use alternate routes and navigation apps including Google Maps, Waze, and Apple Maps to avoid delays due to traffic. We appreciate your patience and understanding as we work to complete this portion of the project as quickly and safely as possible. Thank you!