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News, Santa Monica, Exposition Light Rail

Lincoln/Colorado To Close For Expo Line Project In Santa Monica For One Week

Posted Apr. 10, 2014, 8:35 am

With bridge and station construction well underway, the next major milestone for the Expo Phase 2 project is track installation. More than 15 miles of track will be installed along the alignment between Culver City and Santa Monica.

News, Transportation, Santa Monica, Exposition Light Rail

Colorado/17th To Close In Santa Monica For 11 Days Starting Saturday

Posted Mar. 20, 2014, 8:07 am

The Expo Line Construction Authority is planning a full closure of 17th Street at Colorado Avenue in Santa Monica starting 1 am this Saturday, March 22.

The 5th Street ramp from the 10 Freeway and Colorado between 4th and 5th Street will be closed for 10 days, starting Jan. 18.

News, Transportation, Santa Monica, Exposition Light Rail

Expo Line Construction To Close 5th Street Freeway Exit Starting Saturday, Jan. 18

Posted Jan. 17, 2014, 8:45 am

The 5th Street freeway exit in Santa Monica will be closed for 10 days, along with Colorado Avenue between 4th and 5th Street, starting Jan. 18 at 6 am.

Construction of the new Expo Line to Santa Monica is progressing with closures this week for construction of rail across 11th Street. Pictured is the recently completed tracks across Overland Avenue.

News, Santa Monica, Exposition Light Rail

Full Closures Of 11th Street & Colorado For Expo Line Rail Crossing Installation

Posted Dec. 8, 2013, 9:19 am

In order for the Expo Line contractor to install rail across 11th Street in Santa Monica, there will be a full street closure at the intersection of 11th and Colorado starting 5 am Monday, Dec. 9.

Rail welding in Santa Monica is now under way for Phase 2 of the Expo Light Rail Line.

News, Santa Monica, Exposition Light Rail

Expo Light Rail Line Phase 2 To Santa Monica Now 50 Percent Complete

Posted Nov. 18, 2013, 9:05 am

Phase two of the Expo Light Rail Line, from Culver City to Santa Monica, is now 50 percent complete and is on-time and on-budget, according to the Expo E-News Fall 2013 newsletter.

News, Transportation, Santa Monica, Exposition Light Rail

Olympic/Cloverfield Bridge Area Night Detours Begin Tonight

Posted Sep. 15, 2013, 9:40 am

Work crews will temporary close Olympic Boulevard between Cloverfield Boulevard and 20th Street in Santa Monica for the removal of the falsework for the Olympic/Cloverfield Bridge as part of construction of Phase 2 of the Expo Light Rail Line.

News, Santa Monica, Exposition Light Rail

Night Detours To Take Place At Olympic/Cloverfield Bridge Starting September 15

Posted Sep. 3, 2013, 1:47 pm

In preparation for construction of Phase 2 of the Expo Light Rail Line, work crews will temporary close Olympic Boulevard from Cloverfield Boulevard for the removal of the falsework for the Olympic/Cloverfield Bridge in the City of Santa Monica.

News, Transportation, Santa Monica, Exposition Light Rail

Centinela To Close Thursday, Friday Nights For Expo Line Construction Work

Posted Aug. 17, 2013, 9:01 am

As part of the construction of Phase 2 of the Expo Light Rail Line, work crews will continue with necessary activities to support the construction of the Centinela Avenue Bridge, including implementing two nighttime street closures.

News, Santa Monica, Exposition Light Rail

California Supreme Court Clears Way For Expo Light Rail To Steam Ahead

Posted Aug. 5, 2013, 3:13 pm

The California Supreme Court today cleared the way for the Exposition Light Rail project from Culver City to Santa Monica to proceed.

Elsa Longhauser, artist Bettina Hubby, and SMMoA Director of Education Asuka Hisa.

Dining, Bergamot Station, Santa Monica, Exposition Light Rail

SMMoA "Dig The Dig" Dinner Celebrates Expo Line Construction At Bergamot

Posted Jul. 29, 2013, 9:08 am

With construction of the Expo line in Santa Monica well underway, local artist Bettina Hubby hosted a “Dig the Dig” dinner at the Santa Monica Museum of Art on Sunday, July 21.

News, City Council, Santa Monica, Exposition Light Rail

Consultants To Study Santa Monica Neighborhood Plan’s Connectivity To Transit

Posted Jul. 27, 2013, 9:00 am

The arrival of the Expo Line in Santa Monica has been a focal point for promoting greater mobility and a viable alternative to reduce the number of vehicles traveling within the city. Another beneficiary of the Expo Line: development.

A rendering of the Expo Line’s station at Colorado and 4th Street in Santa Monica.

News, City Council, Santa Monica, Exposition Light Rail, Metropolitan Transit Authority

Metro Board Approves Three Santa Monica Expo Station Names

Posted Apr. 30, 2013, 10:28 am

The Metro Board of Directors has approved the names for the three Santa Monica stations part of the second phase of the Expo Line, according to Metro’s blog The Source.

Bridgework will take place at the intersection of Bundy Drive and Exposition starting Monday, April 15.

News, Los Angeles, Transportation, Santa Monica, Exposition Light Rail

Construction To Begin On Bundy Bridge For Expo Light Rail Line To Santa Monica

Posted Apr. 14, 2013, 9:23 am

Construction of Phase 2 of the Expo Light Rail Line to Santa Monica is steaming forward with work crews turning their attention to the intersection of Bundy Drive and Exposition Boulevard for the installation of the falsework for the Bundy Bridge.

A map of the permanent closure of eastbound Colorado Avenue in downtown Santa Monica, which begins Feb. 18.

News, Santa Monica, Exposition Light Rail

Eastbound Colorado Avenue To Close In Downtown Santa Monica Starting Feb. 18

Posted Jan. 29, 2013, 11:16 am

Traffic in downtown Santa Monica is about to get a little worse with the upcoming permanent closure of eastbound Colorado Avenue between 4th Street and 5th Street.

A rendering of the Expo Line’s station at Colorado and 4th Street in Santa Monica.

News, City Council, Santa Monica, Exposition Light Rail

Santa Monica's Three Expo Light Rail Station Names To Be Discussed Tuesday

Posted Jan. 6, 2013, 8:46 am

When the Santa Monica City Council convenes for the first meeting of the year on Tuesday, Council members are expected to recommend the names for the three Expo light rail stations in Santa Monica. The names are expected to be approved as follows: • Downtown Santa Monica (currently assigned Colorado/4th Street) • Colorado/17th Street/SMC (currently assigned Colorado/17th Street) • 26th Street/Bergamot (currently assigned Olympic/26th Street)

Big Blue Bus will launch a new Rapid 20 service to connect riders between downtown Santa Monica and the Expo Culver City station more directly than BBB’s own Route 5.

News, Transportation, Big Blue Bus, Santa Monica, Exposition Light Rail

Big Blue Bus Improves Connectivity To Culver City Expo Light Rail Line

Posted Aug. 24, 2012, 3:44 am

The Big Blue Bus (BBB) will launch changes to select routes and schedules this Sunday, Aug. 26, which are designed to improve connectivity with the Culver City Expo Light Rail Line.

A rendering of the Expo Line’s station at Colorado and 17th Street in Santa Monica.

News, Transportation, Santa Monica, Exposition Light Rail

Expo Line Meeting Discusses Upcoming Santa Monica Construction Details

Posted Jul. 23, 2012, 2:48 am

The Exposition Construction Authority held a design update community meeting last Wednesday at Santa Monica Civic Auditorium for Phase 2 of the Expo Line project, which will connect the Culver City station to downtown Santa Monica. With the final design underway, major construction is anticipated to begin August of this year.

Expo Light Rail trains will now travel the entire Phase One route to the Culver City station at 4420 Exposition Boulevard (at Washington and National).

News, Transportation, Exposition Light Rail

Expo Line Officially Complete With Culver City Station Now Open

Posted Jun. 20, 2012, 2:45 am

The first phase of the Metro Expo Line is officially complete with the opening of the final station in Culver City today. The opening of the...

News, Santa Monica, Exposition Light Rail

Water Lines Underneath Expo Row In Santa Monica To Be Relocated

Posted Jun. 19, 2012, 3:05 am

The relocation of existing water lines currently located under various points along the upcoming Expo Light Rail Line route in Santa Monica will begin Monday, June 25 and continue through the end of August. Major work activities will include saw-cutting and removal of asphalt, excavation of soil, pipe installation, backfilling, and asphalt restoration.

To make the Route 5 and 12 changes possible, resources were moved from poorly performing services like the Downtown Ride, which is being discontinued as of June 17.

News, Transportation, Big Blue Bus, Santa Monica, Exposition Light Rail

Big Blue Bus Route And Schedule Changes To Begin June 17

Posted May. 30, 2012, 2:47 am

Changes are on the way for many Big Blue Bus routes and schedules that will be launched on Sunday, June 17 in preparation for the arrival of EXPO L...

One of the new trains on the Expo Line’s arrives into a stop at the Jefferson/La Cienega station. The Expo Line’s second phase will bring the new rail service to Santa Monica by 2016.

News, Transportation, Santa Monica, Exposition Light Rail

Expo Rail Phase 1 Operational, Santa Monica Phase Next Stop

Posted May. 7, 2012, 1:33 am

The final portion of the Expo Line Phase 1 is beginning to crystallize, as fully functioning trains pulled in and out of the La Cienega/Jefferson s...

News, Environment, Santa Monica, Exposition Light Rail

Santa Monica Tree Removal For Expo Line To Start April 17

Posted Apr. 3, 2012, 2:27 am

The removal and relocation of specific trees for the Exposition Light Rail Line within the City of Santa Monica will commence Tuesday, April 17.

The Expo Light Rail Line Phase 1 to the La Cienega/Jefferson station is expected to begin operating in mid-April.

News, Santa Monica, Exposition Light Rail

Phase 1 Of Expo Light Rail To Open To Culver City In Mid-April

Posted Mar. 16, 2012, 1:41 am

The final phase of testing for the Expo Light Rail Line Phase 1 is now underway with trains set to begin operating out of the La Cienega/Jefferson ...

News, City Council, Environment, Santa Monica, Exposition Light Rail

52 Trees To Be Moved For Expo Line In Santa Monica

Posted Mar. 7, 2012, 3:55 am

The Expo Light Rail must cross the road to get to the other side once it enters Santa Monica. In order for this crossing of the road to take place,...

A rendering of the Expo Downtown Station entrance looking west to the Esplanade and Pier sign beyond.

News, City Council, Santa Monica, Exposition Light Rail

Schematic Designs For Colorado Esplanade Presented To Santa Monica City Council

Posted Feb. 29, 2012, 1:44 am

The Expo Line is still three years away from being realized in the City of Santa Monica, but council members last week peeked into the future with ...

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