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Here are Santa Monica closures and construction updates for the week of Dec. 21:


For this week, 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

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 or call (213) 922-EXPO (3976).Traffic control measures will be employed in all work zones.


For this week, 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.  Traffic control will be set up for northbound traffic on Ocean Ave.  Expect minor delays at the intersection of Colorado 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


For this week, the contractor will continue removal and replacement of the sewer main on 22nd Court between Georgina Ave and Carlyle Ave.  The contractor will not be working the week of December 28, 2015 and will resume on January 4, 2016. Should you have any questions, please contact Carlos Rosales (310) 458-8721 ext. 2620


For this week, 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. Should you have any questions, please contact Carlos Rosales, Project Manager (310) 458-8721 ext. 2620


On Dec. 22, about 400 feet of the northbound traffic lane, bike lane, and sidewalk of 16th street will be closed just south of Pico starting at 8 a.m. As part of the Santa Monica Swim Center Deck Replacement Project, a concrete boom truck will be staged in the right of way at this location, and will pump about 80 cubic yards of 4500 psi concrete to the small pool deck. Traffic flow should return to normal in the afternoon sometime. Should you have any questions, please contact: Sebastian Felbeck, Public Works Construction Specialist (310) 458-2205 ext. 2336

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