Two weeks of construction will start Tuesday to make the Santa Monica Pier bridge safer for pedestrians
Crews will rip up the existing sidewalks on the pier bridge, also called the pier deck, and build a wider, single walkway on the north side with a concrete barrier between the vehicle lanes. The sidewalk will be extended from 4.33 feet to 9.33 feet.
The work is scheduled 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily and should be completed by March 22, city officials said.
It's an interim fix until the pier deck, which was built in 1939, is completely replaced in two years. The deck is the bridge that goes underneath the iconic pier sign from Ocean Avenue to the wooden pier itself.
Signs and barricades will placed on the bridge to guide cars and pedestrians around the construction zone.
The work also includes installing better signs and new roadway markings.
For more information on the project, (310) 628-8039 or visit smgov.net/kbug.