SANTA MONICA—The city of Santa Monica released a statement informing the public that the new California Incline is scheduled to re-open on Friday, September 2, just in time for the Labor Day holiday weekend.
As reported by the Canyon News back in June, the city originally planned to reopen the Incline prior to Memorial Day weekend, but construction crews needed additional time once the decision was made to add the Idaho Trail Pedestrian Overcrossing.
A goal was then set for the project to be completed in July, but that date was deemed unrealistic and the date was pushed back to an undisclosed date at the end of summer.
The Incline is a visual staple in Santa Monica and it was last renovated in 1930. In order to meet current seismic standards, the bridge underwent significant reconstruction and is now much wider and safer, with improved bicycle and pedestrian access. The Pedestrian Overcrossing crosses over the top of the Incline and provides pedestrians access to the beach from Palisades Park.
The city plans to have a ribbon-cutting ceremony on opening day that will be announced in the coming weeks.
For project updates, visit www.smconstructs.org. Those with questions regarding the construction can call (888) 303-6026. More information can also be found on facebook.com/smconstructs and on Twitter @CAincline.