Phase 2 Extension
In March 2011, the Exposition Construction Authority awarded the design-build contract for Phase 2 to Skanska-Rados, Joint Venture. Major construction began in 2012 and is scheduled to be completed in 2015.
Venice Boulevard Bridge
The light rail bridge over Venice Boulevard, which links Phase 1 and Phase 2 of the Expo Line project, is being built by Balfour Beatty Infrastructure Inc. Extensive utility work took place in 2012 and major work on the bridge structure began Spring 2013. Construction of the bridge will include columns in the center of the street, which requires the widening of Venice Boulevard, including the reconstruction of the median and reconfiguration of traffic lanes between Culver Boulevard and Ivy Street. For more information about construction of the Venice Boulevard Bridge, visit http://www.expovenice.org/
Operations and Maintenance Facility
The Operations and Maintenance Facility for the Expo Line project will be located at Stewart Street and Exposition Boulevard in Santa Monica. In May 2013, the Expo Board awarded the contract to construct the facility to Kiewit Building Group, Inc. Pre-construction work began Summer 2013 and construction is scheduled to be completed in Fall 2014.
Construction has been planned to minimize disruption, and measures are taken to safely direct drivers and pedestrians around construction zones. Pedestrians, cyclists and motorists can protect themselves and Expo Line construction workers from danger by using caution and remembering the following:
- Obey signs and flaggers
- Do not enter work zones
- Do not play on or with equipment
- Use designated crosswalks
- Pay attention to the road
- Be prepared for unusual driving conditions