Cars line up at the corner of Colorado Avenue and Fourth Street. (Daniel Archuleta daniela@www.smdp.com)

The Expo Line’s extension to Santa Monica is open, but there are other transportation updates, lane closures and construction projects that local residents and commuters should know about for the week of May 23:

COLORADO ESPLANADE:

For the Week of May 23, 2016, 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. Expect minor delays at the intersection of Colorado 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).

WASTEWATER MAIN REPLACEMENT PROJECT:

For the week of May 23, 2016, no wastewater work is scheduled.  Work is scheduled to begin on May 24, 2016 on Pacific Street between Euclid Street to 14th Street, where the contractor will be removing and replacing the sewer main.

Should you have any questions, please contact Carlos Rosales, Project Manager (310) 458-8721 ext. 2620 or Tim Scheffer, Construction Manager (909) 376-0275.

SAN VICENTE PUMP STATION EMERGENCY GENERATOR

For the Week of May 23, 2016, the contractor will continue with testing of the new engine driven standby generator. No street improvement work is scheduled. Should you have any questions, please contact Carlos Rosales, Project Manager (310) 458-8721 ext. 2620.

ISHIHARA PARK (BUFFER PARK) PROJECT:

For the Week of May 23, 2016 please note the following activities:

As part of the construction of the new Buffer Park at 2909 Exposition Blvd, the sidewalk on the eastside of Stewart St. at Exposition Blvd. and along Exposition Blvd to Dorchester Ave. will be closed. Construction will also close part of the northbound bike lane on Stewart Street at the intersection of Stewart St. and Exposition Blvd. Directional signage has been posted alerting pedestrians and bicyclists of the impediments caused by the construction project. This closure will allow for the construction of a new sidewalk on a portion of Stewart St. and Exposition Blvd as well as park pathways and landscaping adjacent to the affected areas. For more information contact Sebastian Felbeck, Construction Manager, at (310) 434-2675.

CROSSWALK RENEWAL PROGRAM:

For the week of May 23, 2016, Contractor crews will begin nighttime crosswalk removal and restriping at the I10 fwy ramp @ 20th Street; Ocean Park Blvd @ 30th & 31st Street. 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.

ANNUAL PAVING PROJECT:

For the week of May 23, 2016, Contractor will be making asphalt repairs to the following areas:

  • 12th Street from 10 Freeway to Pico
  • 9th Street from 10 Freeway to Pico
  • 29th Street from Pearl to Pico
  • Yorkshire from Exposition to Virginia
  • 10th Street from 10 Freeway to Pico
  • 25th Street from Pico to Pearl
  • 21st Street from 10 Freeway to Delaware
  • 16th Street from 10 Freeway to Delaware
  • Centinela from S Carmelina to Wilshire
  • Stanford from Wilshire to Arizona
  • Harvard from Wilshire to Arizona
  • Delaware from Warwick to Dorchester
  • Park from Santa Monica Blvd. to Mid Block
  • Princeton from Wilshire to Santa Monica Blvd.
  • Berkeley from Colorado to Pennsylvania
  • Delaware from Dorchester to Yorkshire
  • Virginia from Warwick to Centinela

One lane will remain open in each direction but please obey all construction-related signs including “No Parking” signs. For more information contact Zach Pollard, Civil Engineer at (310) 458-8721 ext. 8726 or Henry Hovakimian, Construction Manager at (562) 716-7113.

ALLEY RENEWAL PROJECT

For the Week of May 23, 2016, City crews will begin installation of a pervious concrete gutter at the 1400 Block 25th Court (alley east of 25th Street). Please note that the alley will not be accessible during construction. Parking permits have been mailed to residents at the related addresses. These permits allow for parking within a 2-city block radius. If you have not received a parking permit or have any other questions regarding this project, please contact Ernie Bravo, Project Manager at (310) 863-6774 or PW/Street & Fleet Services main office at (310) 458-4991.  We are committed to reducing disruption of this project and will work to accommodate your needs whenever possible.