SANTA MONICA ( — Starting next week, two unrelated construction projects are expected to impact traffic in Santa Monica.


The first closure, which is part of the current effort to extend the Expo Line tracks from Culver City to the sea, will close Lincoln Boulevard at Colorado Avenue in both directions.

That closure is expected to start at 3 a.m. Monday and will continue for the next seven days. While limited access to businesses will be allowed, Metro officials said through traffic will be restricted.

About four miles to the west, lane closures are scheduled to continue along Pacific Coast Highway north of California Incline as part of a year-long sewer construction project.

Those closures began last week and are expected to impact one of three lanes in each direction along PCH for the next year.

Motorists on the westbound 10 Freeway are encouraged to use the exit prior to Lincoln Boulevard as a possible detour.

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