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San Vicente Closed Westbound by Multi Vehicle Accident

Did you know that the center strip on San Vicente hosted a trolley line until about 1955?

 

March 17, 2017

Traffic cop directs traffic at San Vicente and 26th St. on a rainy February day

The City of Santa Monica sent the following notice at 10:30 am Friday morning: Due to a multi-vehicle traffic collision and investigation, westbound San Vicente Blvd (2200-2600 Blocks) will be closed for approximately 2 hours.

Did you know that the center strip on San Vicente hosted a trolley line until about 1955?

The boulevard is the northernmost major street in Santa Monica, and runs through downtown Brentwood, Los Angeles. It begins from Palisades Park at the intersection with Ocean Avenue in Santa Monica, inland through Brentwood and past the Sawtelle Veterans Home campus, to end at its intersection with Wilshire Boulevard in West Los Angeles. South of the intersection it is renamed Federal Avenue. near the Veteran Administration and at the entrance of Westwood.

Intersections with Ocean Avenue and 7th Street in Santa Monica lead down to Santa Monica Canyon and on to the Pacific Coast Highway. The intersection with 26th Street (north) connects with Sunset Boulevard and Mandeville Canyon. For most of its length, it runs generally parallel and south of Sunset Boulevard and north of Montana Avenue and Wilshire Boulevard.

San Vicente is useful as a thoroughfare due to its lack of traffic lights, except 7th and 26th Streets, until downtown Brentwood at the intersection with Bundy Drive.

New apartment building at the West End of San Vicente

The Santa Monica Transit Big Blue Bus Line 4 runs along the entire length of San Vicente Boulevard, enroute from downtown Santa Monica to West Los Angeles.

San Vicente Boulevard is four lanes wide with a large landscaped median along its entire length, planted with ~120 large Coral trees (Erythrina caffra), along its center. Those in the western section within Los Angeles, between 26th Street and Bringham Avenue, are a designated Los Angeles Historic-Cultural Monument. The median is popular with joggers.

Other features along the boulevard include The Brentwood Country Mart at 26th and San Vicente, and the private Brentwood Country Club and golf course.

The Santa Monica and Brentwood neighborhoods north of San Vicente Boulevard often have larger properties with distinctive residences.

 

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