Expo Construction to Close Busy Intersection

Cloverfield and Olympic will close as crews continue work to build a bridge over Cloverfield for the Expo Light Rail extension into Santa Monica from Culver City.

The intersection of Olympic and Clovefield boulevards in Santa Monica will close nightly between Dec. 16 and Dec. 27 and Jan. 20 and Jan. 31 for Expo Light Rail construction work.

All lanes will remain open during the day, but the intersection will close overnight between 9 p.m. and 6 a.m. for "falsework" construction, according to a notice from Expo. 

See also: Court Denies Neighbors' Motion to Halt Expo Construction

Crews will erect wood and steel forms as a mold for the concrete bridge that will span over Cloverfield Boulevard for the 6.6-mile extension of the light rail from its current terminus in Culver City to downtown Santa Monica.

The route runs along the old Pacific Electric Exposition right-of-way with three stops in Century City and West Los Angeles before reaching Santa Monica, where stations are being built at Olympic and 26th Street, Colorado Avenue and 17th Street and Fourth Street and Colorado.

See also: That Sound You Hear Is the [Expo] Train Coming to Santa Monica

The $1.5 billion Expo Line extension is scheduled for completion in 2015. It will connect Santa Monica by rail to Downtown Los Angeles, Pasadena, San Fernando Valley, South Bay and Long Beach.

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