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City of Santa Monica

California Incline Reconstruction:

April 2015 to
Spring 2016

The City of Santa Monica is replacing the California Incline between PCH and Ocean Avenue.  A portion of the existing Incline is a concrete bridge structure that was built in 1939. The bridge is structurally deficient, does not meet current seismic standards and will be removed and replaced using federal and local funds.  The California Incline was closed for construction on April 20, 2015.  Access to and from PCH is being directed to Moomat Ahiko Way (near McClure Tunnel/Ocean Avenue) while the California Incline is closed. Visit the City of Santa Monica's project website for more information.

Pier Bridge Replacement:

2019 to 2020

In cooperation with Caltrans, the pier bridge will be replaced with a new multi-modal bridge to meet current seismic and Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) standards. Anticipated milestones include: EIR/EA completion - Fall 2016; Design completion - Fall 2018; Construction period - 2019 to 2020. Visit the City of Santa Monica's project website for more information.

Colorado Esplanade (next to the Santa Monica Place Mall):

April 2015 to
Spring 2016

The eastbound lanes on Colorado Ave between 4th St. and Ocean Ave were permanently closed on March 26, 2015, leaving westbound traffic only. Ocean Ave and 4th St. will remain open to traffic. Drivers are asked to use Broadway and Olympic Blvd for eastbound travel.  All business will remain open during construction. Visit the City of Santa Monica's project website for more information.

CA Department of Transportation

PCH Safety Project Near Bel Air Club:
PCH safety project near Bel-Air Bay Club, Pacific Palisades $10M shoulder widening and road improvements for safer bike travel along PCH, north of Temescal Canyon. Improvements include an 8' shoulder, 11' lanes, new metal beam guard rails, and a new 150' retaining wall. Currently in 65% design. Project initiation documents are in development. On schedule for March 2017 completion.

McClure Tunnel Improvement Project:
The park proposes to replace the upgrade the existing fluorescent lights in the tunnel. It is also proposed to install a Queue Warning System for northbound traffic on Route 1/PCH. Queue warning system incorporates one cantilever overhear dynamic message signs (DMS) installed approximately 1,000 feet south of McClure Tunnel on the right side of the roadway to provide automated congestion warnings. The warning system is linked to four microwave vehicle detection sensors installed approximately 300 feet north of McClure Tunnel along the right side of the roadway. This project will be submitted for programming in the 2016 State Highway Operation Protection Program (SHOPP) under 201.170-Sign & LIghting Rehabilitation Program. The funding for this project is proposed for year 2018/2019. Project location on Route 1 PCH, County of Los Angeles, within the City of Santa Monica between Main St. and the California Incline.

Palisades Bowl Pedestrian Crosswalk Improvement:
The purpose of this project is to provide pedestrians a more safe and certain way to cross Pacific Coast Highway (PCH) at this location. In the existing condition the pedestrians have to yield to traffic and find gaps in order to cross the highway. It is proposed to install a Pedestrian Hybrid Beacon (PHB). After the installation the vehicles will have to yield to the pedestrians and that makes for a safer crosswalk. The proposed PHB will operate on an on call basis, i.e. it will only be activated when it's needed. A Pedestrain Hybrid Beacon functions more like a signal except the beacon signal heads revert to dark when not in use. In addition to the PHB, it is also proposed to upgrade: ADA curb ramps, striping and signing. The funding for this project is proposed for year 2015/2016.  Project location on Route 1 PCH, County of Los Angeles, within the city of Los Angeles between Temescal Canyon Rd and Bay Club Drive, PM-38.4.  

City of Los Angeles

Potrero Canyon Park Project:
Department of Public Works
The park project is in the Final Design phase with 50% plans completed and distributed to stake holders for review.  Construction is anticipated to begin in 2016.


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