Topanga Town Council

TCB GETS SCENIC HIGHWAY DESIGNATION

TCB in 1950 Caltrans

TCB - FOREVER SCENIC
California’s newest offcially designated State Scenic Highway winds through a rugged, steep-sided canyon past majestic oaks, only minutes away from one of the nation’s largest urban population centers.  Topanga Canyon State Scenic Highway, a 2.5 mile segment of State Route 27, runs through the county and city of Los Angeles in the Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area near the Pacific coast.

"L.A. is very urban but there are a lot of rural spots as well," said Glen Levstik, Caltrans District 7 coordinator of scenic highways.  "Here it's obvious, with trees, mountains, hills and natural beauty."  Travelers on Topanga Canyon State Scenic Highway enjoy views of massive ancient rock formations and coastal valleys with a diversity of plants and wildlife, including bobcats and mountain lions. State Route 27 cuts through lower Topanga Canyon parallel to Topanga Creek, the last free-running stream from the crest of the Santa Mountains to the sea.  ---To read more of the Caltrans Mile Marker online magazine article and see historical photos of Topanga Canyon Boulevard, click here.

Topanga Scenic Higway Caltrans
Photos from Caltrans

TOPANGA SCENIC HIGHWAY POSTER CONTEST
To commemorate the achievement of our scenic highway, and to involve our young Topangans in the quest to preserve our wonderful community, TASC, with the help of Susan Clark of Topanga Animal Rescue, has held a poster contest at Topanga Elementary School.  Prizes for the winners were sponsored by the local real estate agents and were presented at the Scenic Highway Designation Ceremony on June 16.  To view the poster winners, click here.

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Photo from TASC.com

 

THANK YOU TO ALL WHO MADE POSSIBLE HIGHWAY 27 AS SCENIC DESIGNATION
A big thank you to our County and State representatives, Caltrans, California State Parks, City of Los Angeles. A huge shout-out to Topanga's non-profit organizations TASC and Topanga Chamber of Commerce who led the charge, along with the support of other community stakeholders and local volunteers.  Photo is from Scenic Highway Designation Ceremony held on June 16, 2017 at the Theatricum Botanicum.

Scenic Highway Ribbon Ceremony 2017
Photo from Stacy Sledge, Topanga Town Council

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