Drivers on Colorado Avenue in Santa Monica could face some potential traffic impacts on weekdays over the next couple months as construction takes place related to the future Expo Light Rail Line.

As part of ongoing preparation for construction of Phase II of the Expo Line, work crews will be relocating an existing sanitary sewer line located under Colorado between 17th and 14th courts, city officials announced. The work is being managed and performed by the Expo Phase II design-build contractor Skanska-Rados Joint Venture and its subcontractors.

Work will take place during weekdays and no work will be conducted on weekends. Construction is scheduled between 8 a.m. and 6 p.m., with the exception of some work at key intersections (such as 17th Street and Colorado), which may need to be done at night to minimize traffic impacts.

The project will begin in mid-April and last through approximately June 1.

At least one traffic lane in each direction will remain open, but left turns will be restricted throughout the construction area. Local access to businesses and residences will be maintained throughout all construction activities.

Parking will be prohibited on the south side of Colorado between 17th and 14h courts during the work. Signage with specific restrictions will be in place in all construction areas.

City officials said noise levels will be monitored to ensure work performed is within the necessary compliance levels.

Information, www.buildexpo.org/construction.

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