A small crew works on bringing water to Tongva Park. (File photo)
A small crew works on bringing water to the future site of Tongva Park. The park, located across Ocean Avenue from the enterance to the Santa Monica Pier, is slated to be completed later this year. (File photo)
A small crew works on bringing water to the future site of Tongva Park. The park, located across Ocean Avenue from the enterance to the Santa Monica Pier, is slated to be completed later this year. (File photo)

Expo Light Rail Line Project


Note the following activities:

1. Colorado Avenue between Fifth and 17th Streets: Expect westbound and eastbound lane closures during daytime hours. Expect reduction of travel lanes during the non-peak day at Ninth Street and Colorado Avenue and 10th Street and Colorado.

2. Colorado Avenue between Ninth and 1th Streets: Night time (9 p.m.-6 a.m.) Colorado night street closure (two days), Monday through Wednesday.

3. Fourth Street between Olympic Drive and Colorado Avenue: Northbound lane closures during non-peak travel hours, 9 p.m.-6 a.m. (Monday to Thursday).

4. Olympic Boulevard between 20th and 26th streets: Westbound and eastbound lane closures during non-peak travel hours, 9:30 a.m.-3 p.m.

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



City’s Annual Tree Trimming


Tree trimming will take place on 21st Street from San Vicente Boulevard to Montana Avenue, 18th Street from Pico Boulevard to Interstate-10 Freeway, Main Street from Pico to south city limits, and on 10th Street from Pico to the I-10 Freeway. For more information, contact city of Santa Monica, Darrell Baker at (310) 458-8411.



Advanced Traffic Management Systems Project


The contractor will begin potholing to identify existing utilities at various locations on Ocean Park Boulevard between Lincoln Boulevard and 34th Street and installing conduits under the sidewalk on 34th Street between Pico and Ocean Park boulevards. Impact to traffic should be minimal but partial and full lane closures may be necessary at times. For more information, contact the project hotline at (866) 755-7679 and/or Glenn Paras, inspector at (714) 493-7017, or Hany Demitri, civil engineer, (310) 458-2201 ext. 5385. For more info, visit www.SMConstructs.org.



Parking Structure No. 6


There will be periodic sidewalk closures on Second Street between Broadway and Santa Monica Boulevard through June 8. Temporary traffic control signs and barricades will be deployed to guide vehicular and pedestrian traffic in and around the work areas. Materials delivery work will take place in the alley behind the parking structure (Second Court), with partial alley closures taking place through June 8. All work will take place Monday through Saturday, 7 a.m.-5 p.m. For more information about the Parking Structure 6 project, visit www.SMConstructs.org or call (310) 458-2205.



Tongva Park Construction Update


Through the end of June, southbound Ocean Avenue between Moomat Ahiko Way and Colorado Avenue will be subject to lane closures. One southbound lane and the bike lane will be closed for water line construction activities. For more information, contact the Architectural Services Division at (310) 458-2205.



High Place East


There will be delivery trucks throughout the week on Cloverfield Boulevard between the I-10 Freeway and Virginia Avenue, and on Virginia Avenue between Cloverfield and 27th Street for the development of 45 affordable housing units. Use alternate routes whenever possible. For more information on this project, contact Donnie Krueger at (949) 254-8153.



Ken Genser Square Construction Update


• The water feature will remain fenced off and will continue to be under construction for the next few weeks.

•The grass, planters and concrete seatwall areas will be fenced off for a while to allow the plants to get established.

• The north pair of City Hall entrance doors are available for use.

• The City Hall south entry doors and sidewalk area will be fenced for the demolition and construction of the remaining portion of Ken Genser Square. This means there will be some upcoming construction noise and dust.

• The west side of Main Street and the future raised crosswalk on Main Street will be under construction.


Santa Monica Pier: Renewal Project


The city of Santa Monica is rejuvenating the structure of the Santa Monica Pier. The original structure was built in the early 1900s and has been through several remodels over its 100-plus year life. The pier renewal will upgrade a significant portion of the pier stretching from the edge of the sand to approximately 365 feet westward over the Pacific Ocean, providing increased structural soundness and extending the pier’s service life.

The Pier Renewal Project will involve:

• Construction of a 20-foot wide pedestrian trestle on the south side of the pier, beginning at the western edge of the Newcomb Pier and extending 175 feet west around the construction zone.

• Installation of new concrete columns.

• Removal of the existing timber columns, timber substructure, and installation of the new concrete substructure.

• Installation of the new timber decking.

Construction is expected to begin April 25 and conclude in spring 2014. The pier and its businesses will remain open during construction. Please contact Curtis Castle, civil engineer, at (310) 458-8721 if you have any questions.

For information on the Santa Monica Pier Visioning Process, visit santamonicatownhall.org.

For information on the Pier Bridge Replacement project, visit smconstructs.org/smpierbridge .

For information on events at the pier, visit santamonicapier.org.

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