California Incline (File photo)

California Incline (File photo)

Northbound lanes (from Ocean Avenue to Pacific Coast Highway) on the California Incline will be closed Aug. 8 from about 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. so work crews can repair potholes.

Though initial reports slated the work for Aug. 1, Martin Pastucha, director of Public Works, said the repairs were re-scheduled to allow for signage and proper notifications to motorists.

Southbound lanes into Santa Monica will not be affected by the traffic closure, though City Hall is working on getting permits from CalTrans to schedule repairs on these lanes as well, Pastucha said.

These pothole projects aim to help keep the bridge’s structure intact for at least another year until it is renovated in mid 2014.