A worker dumps a load of dirt at the site of the future terminus of the Expo Light Rail Line. (Daniel Archuleta)
Week of October 5, 2015
EXPO LIGHT RAIL LINE:
The Expo Light Rail Line extension from Culver City to Santa Monica is scheduled for train testing activities in Santa Monica this week and will continue for several months. The trains are now operated on their own power. Testing will be ongoing along the entire alignment in Los Angeles and Santa Monica. The testing activity will test train clearances, the Overhead Catenary System which powers the trains, the crossing gates and traffic signals, and all related systems before the project is turned over to Metro for pre-revenue operations.
A more detailed notice is online athttp://goo.gl/AMLPxq
– Colorado Avenue between 5th & 18th Streets – Expect westbound and eastbound street closures during daytime hours. Alleys on the North side of Colorado between 6th and 18th Street will have limited access at Colorado.
– Olympic Blvd. between 20th St. and Stewart St. – Eastbound and Westbound lane closures daytime hours Monday to Saturday.
– 17th St. between Olympic Blvd. and Broadway.- Northbound and Southbound lane closures during daytime hours.
– 20th St. between Olympic Blvd. and Colorado.- Northbound and Southbound lane closures during daytime hours.
– Cloverfield Blvd. between I-10 Freeway and Broadway .- weekend lane closures 24 hours per day.
– Stewart St. between Olympic Blvd. and Exposition Blvd.- Northbound and Southbound lane closures during daytime hours.
For more information about the Expo Line project, visitBuildExpo.orgor call (213) 922-EXPO (3976).Traffic control measures will be employed in all work zones.
CITYWIDE BUS STOP SHELTERS:
Citywide installation of new bus shelters will continue. Construction will involve stop closure, intermittent vehicle lane, bicycle lane, and sidewalk closures, in addition to the use of parking lanes. Construction will take place at the following stops:
4th Street
425 4th St. between Georgina & Marguerita (East Side 4th Street)
516 4th St. between Marguerita & Alta (West Side 4th Street)
857 4th St. between Idaho & Montana (East Side 4th Street)
904 4th St. between Idaho & Washington (West Side 4th Street)
957 4th St. between Idaho & Washington (East Side 4th Street)
1010 4th St between Washington & California (West Side 4th Street)
1042 4th St. between Washington & California (West Side 4th Street)
1047 4th St. between California & Washington (East Side 4th Street)
2330 4th St. between Strand & Hollister (West Side 4th Street)
20th Street
2037 20th Street between Delaware & Pico (East Side 20th Street)
2522 20th St. between Pearl & Ocean Park (West Side 20th Street)
Main
2118 Main St. between Bicknell & Pacific (West Side Main)
2209 Main St. between Pacific and Strand (East Side Main)
2654 Main St. between Ocean Park & Hill (West Side Main)
Montana
2400 Montana between 25th & 24th (South Side Montana)
Ocean Park
205 Ocean Park between Main & Neilson (North Side Ocean Park)
620 Ocean Park between 7th & 6th (South Side Ocean Park)
641 Ocean Park between 7th & 6th (North Side Ocean Park)
2030 Ocean Park between 21st & 18th (South Side Ocean Park)
Olympic
2900 Olympic between Stewart & Berkley (South Side Olympic)
2901 Olympic between Berkley & Stewart (North Side Olympic)
3000 Olympic between Berkeley & Franklin (South Side Olympic)
3131 Olympic between Franklin & Berkeley (North Side Olympic)
Santa Monica
2208 Santa Monica between 23rd & 21st (South Side Santa Monica)
2211 Santa Monica between 23rd and 21st (North Side Santa Monica)
San Vicente
681 San Vicente between 7th & 4th (North Side San Vicente)
Traffic control measures will be employed in all work zones. Use alternate routes whenever possible. For all bus boarding information, please visitwww.bigbluebus.com/bsipor call (310) 451-5444. For construction information, please contact Alex Parry, Project Manager at (310) 458-8981.
COLORADO ESPLANADE:
Construction work on Colorado Ave. will continue daytime Monday through Friday. Pedestrian access is accommodated by use of temporary barricaded pathways marked with signage. Please use caution when navigating through the work zones on Colorado Ave. at 4th St., Main St., 2nd St., and Ocean Ave. For more information contact Gene Higginbotham, Project Manager, at (310) 458-8729.
CALIFORNIA INCLINE BRIDGE REPLACEMENT PROJECT:
The California Incline will be closed until Summer 2016 while construction crews demolish the existing structure and build the new bridge and roadway. Motorists are advised to use Ocean Avenue (via Moomat Ahiko Way) and Lincoln Boulevard as alternate routes. For more information on this project, please contact: (888-303-6026 orincline@smgov.net).
WATER MAIN REPLACEMENT PROJECT:
The contractor will be connecting the new water main to the existing water main on Centinela Ave at Montana Ave and on Euclid Court at California Ave and at Wilshire Blvd. The contractor will also begin restoration of the pavement on Centinela Ave between Montana Ave and Lipton Ave and on Euclid Court between California Avenue and Wilshire Boulevard. Centinela Ave and Euclid Ct will be closed to through traffic. Local access will be provided to residents and deliveries. During construction the roadway will be reduced to one lane of traffic in each direction. For more information, please contact Eric Schoenen, CM/Inspector at (424) 625-3445 or the City’s contact Carlos Rosales at (310) 458-8721, x2620.
WASTEWATER MAIN REPLACEMENT PROJECT:
The contractor will be surveying the new sewer main on Maple Pl. North between 10th Street and 11th Street, 25th Court between California Pl. South and Wilshire Pl. North, Princeton St between California Pl. South and Wilshire Blvd, 22nd Court between Georgina Ave and 425 feet south of Georgina Ave. The street will be closed to through traffic. The street will be closed to through traffic. Please use alternate routes when possible and expect some delays. Should you have any questions, please contact Carlos Rosales at (310) 458-8721, ext. 2620.
SAFE ROUTES TO SAMOHI:
Work will include striping and traffic signal work at Pico / 7th Street and at Pico / 6th. At least one lane of traffic will be open in each direction of Pico Blvd at all times. Should you have any questions, please contact: Hany Demitri, Civil Engineer, 310-458-8721 ext. 5385
CROSSWALK RENEWAL PROGRAM:
Contractor crews will be conducting daytime crosswalk removal and restriping at the intersections of – Near on/off ramp I-10 and 20th St, Arizona/17th, Ashland/25th, 200 Midblock 26th St, OPB/10th and 14th. Please be advised that striping removal will generate noise and dust. Temporary traffic control signs will be deployed to guide vehicular traffic in and around work areas. Please contact Kori Jones, Street & Fleet Services, (310) 458-2201 ext. 5002 orkori.jones@smgov.netwith any questions/concerns regarding this project.
SAN VICENTE PUMP STATION EMERGENCY GENERATOR:
The contractor’s work will include removal and replacement of the existing engine driven standby generator with a new engine driven standby generator and street improvements on the south side of San Vicente Blvd and 25th Street. 25th Street at San Vicente Blvd will be closed. Should you have any questions, please contact Carlos Rosales (310) 458-8721 ext. 2620
PALISADE BLUFFS DRAINAGE PROJECT:
Work will continue between Idaho Ave and Wilshire Blvd to regrade trails with Decomposed Granite (D.G.) and regrade turf areas with sod. The contractor will erect temporary fences around the work areas. There’ll be no impact to vehicular traffic on Ocean Ave but pedestrian traffic within the park will be detoured around the work areas. Should you have any questions, please contact: Hany Demitri, Civil Engineer, City of Santa Monica (310) 458-8721 ext. 5385 or Dan Patterson, Owner, STL Landscape (323) 519-7587
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