Construction notice: week-long closure of intersection of Lincoln & Colorado in Santa Monica begins Monday for Expo Line track work



The good news is that construction of the second phase of the Expo Line continues to chug along at a speedy pace. The not-quite-as-good-news: the busy intersection of Lincoln Boulevard and Colorado Avenue in Santa Monica needs to be closed for a week to accommodate construction of the tracks along Colorado Ave.

Please help spread the word. The official notice from the Expo Line Construction Authority — the agency building the project — is posted above.

The second phase of the Expo Line is funded by the Measure R sales tax increase approved by Los Angeles County voters in 2008. It is one of three rail projects receiving Measure R funding that are currently under construction (along with the Crenshaw/LAX Line and Gold Line Foothill Extension) with construction of two other projects expected to begin later this year (Regional Connector and Purple Line Extension). Metro has also begun receiving the first of 550 new state-of-the-art buses and is spending $1.2 billion to overhaul the Metro Blue Line, including the purchase of new light rail vehicles.

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  1. Can someone please explain why this road closure is timed for EXACTLY THE SAME WEEK that the nearest other major north-south street, Pacific Coast Highway, is scheduled to lose one northbound and one southbound lane? the City of LA is building 900 feet of sewer lines north of the California Incline. Metro and COLA promised to coordinate closures like this through the PCH Partners working group, yet here we have left and right hand proceeding independently. There is going to be predictable chaos on the Santa Monica Freeway as a result of this!