Emergency Freeway Closure for Proactive Bluff Stabilization Project Runs Through July 26


The City of Santa Monica, in coordination with local and regional partners, will be temporarily closing portions of the westbound I-10 freeway, northbound Pacific Coast Highway (PCH), and the northbound Moomat Ahiko Way on-ramp in order to proactively address land instability identified in a portion of the Santa Monica Bluffs.

Crews will use a large crane with clamshell attachment to remove the top portion of the unstable bluff and slowly break it apart for hauling off-site.

In order to complete the necessary emergency work and ensure safety, the northbound Moomat Ahiko Way on-ramp to PCH will close beginning at 11:30 p.m. on Tuesday, July 25, 2023. The westbound I-10 at Lincoln Boulevard through northbound Pacific Coast Highway to the California Incline will close beginning at 2 a.m. on Wednesday, July 26, 2023.

All routes will reopen by 12 p.m. (noon) on Wednesday, July 26, 2023.

The Lincoln Boulevard offramp to eastbound I-10 will remain open, in addition to the California Incline, the southbound PCH, and the eastbound I-10. Traffic from I-10 Freeway needing to access Pacific Coast Highway will be detoured at the Lincoln Boulevard offramp and rerouted using the following streets:

A detailed schedule of the closure is available at the City's website here. A downloadable pdf version of the detour map is available here.


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