A small crew works on bringing water to the future site of Tongva Park. The park is located across Ocean Avenue from the entrance to the Santa Monica Pier. (Photo by Daniel Archuleta)

EXPO LIGHT RAIL LINE:

For the week of October 26, please note the following activities:

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.

CITYWIDE BUS STOP SHELTERS:

For the week of October 26, 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)

Main

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

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

Montana

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)

Olympic

2900 Olympic between Stewart & Berkley (South Side Olympic)

2901 Olympic between Berkley & Stewart (North Side Olympic)

Pico

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.

COLORADO ESPLANADE:

For the Week of October 26, Construction work on Colorado Ave. will continue daytime Monday thru 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 or incline@smgov.net).

WATER MAIN REPLACEMENT PROJECT:

For the week of October 26, the contractor will be replacing broken water valves on Georgina Avenue at 14th Street and 15th Street, Broadway Ave. at Princeton Ct. and Berkeley Ct., Santa Monica Blvd. at 25th Street, 18th Ct and south side of Fwy, 17th Street and south side of Fwy and on Michigan Ave at 11th Court. The contractor will also be working on connecting the new water main to the existing water main on Euclid Court at Wilshire Blvd. and on Arizona Ave at 20th Court. 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:

For the week of October 26, the contractor will begin removal and installation of the sewer main on 25th Court between Wilshire Pl. North and California Pl. South. The alley will be closed to through traffic. Should you have any questions, please contact Carlos Rosales at (310) 458-8721, ext. 2620.

CROSSWALK RENEWAL PROGRAM

For the week of October 26, Contractor crews will begin daytime crosswalk removal and restriping at the intersections of – California/10th, Colorado/26th, Idaho/26th , Michigan/11th, Hollister/4th, Main St @ Kinney and Civic Center Parking Lot Entrance. 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.

SAN VICENTE PUMP STATION EMERGENCY GENERATOR

For the Week of October 26, the contractor will continue with the installation of the new engine driven standby generator and begin trench excavation on 25th Street for installation the street improvements on the south side of San Vicente Blvd and 25th Street. 25th Street at San Vicente Blvd will be closed 24 hours from October 26 – 30, 2015. Should you have any questions, please contact Carlos Rosales (310) 458-8721 ext. 2620

ALLEY PAVING PROJECT

For the week of October 26, the contractor will pave Hill Place North between 23rd and 25th Street. Traffic Impact: Alley Closure for a whole week. Construction Time for Alley Paving Project: 8 a.m. – 6 p.m. from Monday – Friday. City staff will work to minimize any inconvenience that this work may cause you and thank you for your cooperation. Should you have any questions, please contact Hany Demitri, Civil Engineer, (310) 458-8721 ext. 5385

SAFE ROUTES TO SAMOHI

For the week of October 26, the contractor will be painting green bike lanes on Pico Blvd, Michigan Ave, and 7th Street. At least one lane of traffic will be open in each direction at all times. City staff will work to minimize any inconvenience that this work may cause you and thank you for your cooperation. Should you have any questions, please contact Hany Demitri, Civil Engineer, (310) 458-8721 ext. 5385

For more information visit www.facebook.com/SMConstructs or www.smgov.net/departments/publicworks/civeng_kbug.aspx.