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Santa Monica to Start Major Pico Blvd Street Resurfacing Project October 18

Traffic delays expected on Pico, Neilson, 4th, 6th and 23rd Streets

Traffic may heavy and possibly brutal on the west side of town for the next four weeks.

Between Monday, October 18, and November 12, the city of Santa Monica contractor, Excel Paving, will grind out top 2-inch layer of the asphalt street and repave with new fresh asphalt pavement on segments of five major streets, officials announced this week. 

The segments are: 

4th Street between Palisades Ave and Wilshire Blvd.

6th Street between Montana Ave and Wilshire Blvd.

Neilson Way between Pico Blvd. and Pacific Ave.

Pico Blvd. between 16th St and Ocean Ave.

23rd Street between Ocean Park Blvd. and Airport Ave.

In a letter to residents, city officials said the repaving work – necessitating heavy equipment – will require lane closures from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday and they urge residents use alternate routes whenever possible. 

"Due to reduced traffic lanes, please expect delays," said city officials.  "One-lane traffic in each direction will be maintained and street parking will not be available."

This repaving work will take approximately 4-5 weeks and each segment will take 7-10 days, said city officials.

"We understand the process is inconvenient and we will make every effort to minimize the disruption," the city letter said.

If you have any questions or concerns, contact Selim Eren at or (310) 458-2201 x5701.


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