More than six miles of streets throughout Santa Monica will be resurfaced thanks to stimulus funds that the city received from the federal government’s American Recovery and Reinvestment Act.
City officials note that the paving projects, which include pavement resurfacing, re-striping, and sidewalk, curb, and gutter repairs, will create or save more than 20 jobs.
Projects earmarked for funding through the recovery package, especially those involving infrastructure improvements, are expected to contribute to Santa Monica’s economic growth for many years, officials said.
Streets scheduled for improvements include Santa Monica Boulevard from Cloverfield Boulevard to Centinela Avenue; San Vicente Boulevard from Ocean Avenue to Seventh Street; 26th Street from Carlyle Avenue to Montana Avenue; Montana from 17th Street to 26th Street; Broadway from 12th Street to 16th Street, from 20th Street to 21st Street, and from Cloverfield to 26th Street.
Other projects will cover Lincoln Boulevard from Colorado Avenue to the Interstate 10 overpass; Colorado from 20th Street to 26th Street; Olympic Boulevard from Palm Court to Lincoln; Ocean Avenue from Pico Boulevard to Hollister Street; Ocean Park Boulevard from Lincoln to 25th Street; Barnard Way from Ocean Park to Neilson Way; Highland Avenue from Pier Avenue to the south city limits and Marine Street from Highland to Lincoln.
The projects are being managed by the city Public Works Department and work is expected to be completed in June.