Emergency Freeway Closure for Proactive Bluff Stabilization Project Begins July 25 Through July 26

July 21, 2023 11:34 AM

SANTA MONICA, Calif. — The City of Santa Monica, in coordination with local and regional partners, will be temporarily closing portions of the westbound I-10 freeway, northbound Pacific Coast Highway (PCH), and the northbound Moomat Ahiko Way on-ramp in order to proactively address land instability identified in a portion of the Santa Monica Bluffs.

Crews will use a large crane with clamshell attachment to remove the top portion of the unstable bluff and slowly break it apart for hauling off-site.

In order to complete the necessary emergency work and ensure safety, the northbound Moomat Ahiko Way on-ramp to PCH will close beginning at 11:30 p.m. on Tuesday, July 25, 2023. The westbound I-10 at Lincoln Boulevard through northbound Pacific Coast Highway to the California Incline will close beginning at 2 a.m. on Wednesday, July 26, 2023.

All routes will reopen by 12 p.m. (noon) on Wednesday, July 26, 2023.

The Lincoln Boulevard offramp to eastbound I-10 will remain open, in addition to the California Incline, the southbound PCH, and the eastbound I-10. Traffic from I-10 Freeway needing to access Pacific Coast Highway will be detoured at the Lincoln Boulevard offramp and rerouted using the following streets:

A detailed schedule of the closure is available at the City's website here. A downloadable pdf version of the detour map is available here.

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