October 14, 2015 4:53 PM
When: October 16, 2015
Where: California Incline between Wilshire Boulevard and Washington Avenue
Santa Monica – Weather permitting, the third and final concrete pour for the California Incline Bridge deck will take place Friday, October 16, 2015.
Starting at approximately 7 a.m., another 1,000 cubic yards of concrete will be pumped via two pumps to the third and final deck portion of the bridge and is expected to last approximately 8 hours.
It will take more than 100 mixer trucks to provide enough material to fill this section of the bridge (245 feet long by 52 feet wide by 1.8 feet deep). Trucks will be entering and exiting the site at the California Avenue and Ocean Avenue project entrance.
For the safety of the public, Palisades Park from Washington Avenue to the south end of the project fence will be closed. Santa Monica Police Department Traffic Safety Officers will direct pedestrians to cross at Wilshire Boulevard and at Washington Avenue to access the sidewalk on the east side of Ocean Avenue. The park closure at Washington Avenue will extend from Ocean Avenue to the barrier rail at the top of the bluff. There will be no access past this point inside the park or on the sidewalk.
The Palisades Park diagonal parking area north of the project gate will be utilized as the staging area for the mixer trucks servicing the pour and will be closed to public parking.
Flaggers will be provided for traffic control and motorists are urged to drive carefully through the work area.
For project updates, visit www.smconstructs.org. For questions about construction, the public can call a dedicated helpline at (888) 303-6026. Additional information can also be found on facebook.com/smconstructs and on Twitter @CAincline.
The CA Incline, an iconic symbol in Santa Monica, was last renovated in 1930. To meet current seismic standards, the bridge is being reconstructed and when complete, it will be replaced with a wider, safer bridge with improved bicycle and pedestrian access.