I never noticed the old railroad crossing markings on Olympic Boulevard in Santa Monica until driving past this weekend. It really doesn’t matter: that’s the bridge that will take the second phase of the Expo Line over Olympic in the distance; the same bridge will also span Cloverfield Boulevard.
The second phase of the Expo Line will extend the line for 6.6 miles from its present terminus in Culver City to downtown Santa Monica. The project is mostly funded by the Measure R sales tax increase approved by Los Angeles County voters in 2008. The line is currently scheduled to open in 2016.