Traffic stacks up on Colorado Avenue at Fourth Street last week. (File photo)

Traffic stacks up on Colorado Avenue at Fourth Street last week. (File photo)

Expo Light Rail Line Project


Note the following activities:

1. Colorado Avenue between Second and 17th streets: Expect westbound and eastbound lane closures during night time hours of 9 p.m. — 6 a.m. and daytime hours. Expect reduction of travel lanes during the non-peak day and night time hours at Fourth Street and Colorado, Fifth Street and Colorado, Seventh Street and Colorado, and Lincoln Boulevard and Colorado. There will also be sidewalk closures on the north side of Colorado between Fifth and Sixth streets.

2. Fifth Street between Colorado and Olympic Drive: Expect temporary sidewalk closures on the west side of Fifth Street, please use pedestrian detour via Fourth Street and Olympic Drive.

3. Olympic Boulevard between 20th Street and Cloverfield Boulevard: Olympic will be closed during the night time hours of 10 p.m. — 6 a.m. for bridge construction between March 25 and April 12.

4. Olympic Boulevard between 20th Street and Cloverfield: Lane closures during non-peak travel hours of 9:30 a.m. — 3 p.m.

Additional information is available at For more information about the Expo Line Project, visit or call (213) 922-EXPO (3976).


Santa Monica Airport: Storage Parking Lot 


Construction activities will begin to improve the parking area at the north east corner of the Santa Monica Airport. There will be no significant impacts to traffic for this week.  For more information, contact Carlos Rosales at (310) 458-8721.


Crosswalk Restriping Project


Crosswalk restriping will occur at various intersections along Wilshire Boulevard between Franklin Street and Chelsea Avenue. Work will take place between the hours of 8 p.m. — 5 a.m. There will be partial closures at intersections. Questions should be directed to the Public Works Street & Fleet Services Division at (310) 458-4991.


Parking Structure No. 6 


There will be periodic sidewalk closures on Second Street between Broadway and Santa Monica Boulevard through March 29. There will be periodic northbound lane closures through March 29 for material deliveries on Second Street between Broadway and Santa Monica Boulevard. Temporary traffic control signs and barricades will be deployed to guide vehicular and pedestrian traffic in and around the work areas.  Fencing and deliveries work will take place in the alley behind the parking structure (Second Court), with partial alley closures taking place through March 29. All work will take place Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. — 5 p.m. For more information about the Parking Structure 6 project, visit or call (310) 458-2205.


Wastewater Main Replacement Project 


Construction activities will take place on 15th Court from Delaware Avenue to the I-10 Freeway.  On March 28-29, final paving of the trench will take place on Michigan Avenue between 10th Court and 11th Street, 11th Street between Michigan Avenue and Pico Boulevard, Highland Avenue between Pier and Raymond avenues, Sixth Court between Dewey and Marine streets, and Hollister Avenue between Fifth and Sixth streets. Drivers are advised to slow down and use caution when workers are present.  For more information, contact Carlos Rosales at (310) 458-8721.


Civic Center Parks


Ken Genser Square Construction Update: From Sept. 17, 2012 through April 1, 2013 the majority of Town Square (front yard of City Hall) will be closed so the contractor can continue construction activities.

During this time period: The west-facing front door of City Hall will be accessible via a pedestrian pathway that runs north from the sidewalk on Olympic Drive to the front door of City Hall.

The sidewalk and parking lane on the east side of Main Street will be closed in front of City Hall; Pedestrians on the east side of Main Street are routed through a barricaded pathway in the Main Street parking lane.

The parking lot and City Hall entrance on the north side of City Hall will remain open during construction. One-way vehicular traffic has been implemented turning west from Main Street on to Fujinomiya Douri; traffic must exit behind City Hall south on Avenida Mazatlan and onto Olympic Drive. Caution should be used in this area, emergency vehicles are exempt from the one-way traffic pattern.

Tongva Park Construction Update: On Ocean Avenue, through mid-June, northbound Ocean Avenue between Seaside Terrace and Colorado Avenue will be subject to lane closures. The sidewalk, bike lane, and one lane of vehicular travel in the northbound direction will be closed for construction activities. For more information, contact the Architectural Services Division at (310) 458-2205.

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