A small crew works on bringing water to Tongva Park. (File photo)

Week of October 19, 2015


– Train Testing This Week – 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 at http://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, visit BuildExpo.org or call (213) 922-EXPO (3976).Traffic control measures will be employed in all work zones.


For the week of October 19, 2015 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

857 4th St. between Idaho & Montana (East Side 4th Street)

904 4th St. between Idaho & Washington (West Side 4th Street)

1047 4th St. between California & Washington (East Side 4th Street)

1553 4th St between Colorado & Broadway (East Side 4th St)

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)


2118 Main St. between Bicknell & Pacific (West Side Main)

2209 Main St. between Pacific and Strand (East Side Main)


2136 Montana between 21st & 22nd (South Side Montana)

2223 Montana between 23rd & 22nd (North Side Montana)

2525 Montana between 25th & 26th (North Side Montana)

2600 Montana between Princeton & 26th (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)


2900 Olympic between Stewart & Berkley (South Side Olympic)

2901 Olympic between Berkley & Stewart (North Side Olympic)


710 Pico between 7th & Lincoln (South Side Pico)

San Vicente

681 San Vicente between 7th & 4th (North Side San Vicente)

1830 San Vicente between 18th & 19th (South Side San Vicente)

2280 San Vicente Blvd between 21st & 23rd (South Side San Vicente)

Traffic control measures will be employed in all work zones. Use alternate routes whenever possible. For all bus boarding information, please visit www.bigbluebus.com/bsip or call (310) 451-5444. For construction information, please contact Alex Parry, Project Manager at (310) 458-8981.


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.


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 or incline@smgov.net).


The contractor will be connecting the new water main to the existing water main on Centinela Ave at Montana Ave, on Euclid Court at Wilshire Blvd, and on Arizona Ave at 20th Court. The contractor will also begin restoration of the pavement on Centinela Ave between Montana Ave and Lipton Ave, on Euclid Court between California Avenue and Wilshire Boulevard and on Arizona Ave at 20th Court. Centinela Ave and Euclid Ct will be closed to through traffic. Contractor will also be excavating for the replacement of water main valves at 1433 Georgina Ave and 202 14th Street. 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.


The contractor will begin removal and installation of the sewer main on Maple Pl. North between 10th Street and 11th Street. 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.


Contractor crews will begin daytime crosswalk removal and restriping at the intersections of California/10th, Colorado/26th, Hill/25th, Hollister/4th, and Idaho/26th . 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 or kori.jones@smgov.net with any questions/concerns regarding this project.


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

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