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As part of the City of Santa Monica’s efforts to reduce gridlock in the Downtown, delineators restricting left had turns out of Parking Structures 1 through 8 will begin this week. Delineators are being installed along 2nd Street with work expected to conclude on Thursday, restricting left turns into and out of Structures 2, 4, 6, and 8. Installation along 4th Street will begin the week of Sept. 19, restricting left turns out of Structures 1, 3, 5, and 7.

These parking garages will now be accessible via right turns from northbound 2nd Street and southbound 4th Street. Left turns at Structures 2 and 4 will be allowed each Wednesday during regular Farmers’ Market hours. Additional signs will be added to direct drivers to parking garages as shown on the map above.

This change is part of the City’s “Go With the Flow” traffic management program as well as recent efforts to try new approaches to reducing congestion throughout the Downtown district. For more information on “Go With the Flow,” visit http://www.smgov.net/portals/gowiththeflow/. For more information on other new traffic measures, visit http://beta.smgov.net/blog/taking-action-now-on-traffic.

  • Submitted by Constance Farrell, Santa Monica Public Information Coordinator