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Expo Line Inches Closer to SaMo, Construction Causing Closures

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Metro's Expo Line is getting closer to connecting the County with the beach, as construction on the line's extension into Santa Monica enters its second phase.

Of course, with the improved transit options comes the preliminary traffic headaches due to street closures. Starting today, eastbound Colorado has been closed to traffic at Fourth Street permanently, according to City News Service. Crews will be tearing up the street and doing other heavy construction to prepare for the tracks.

More traffic delays can be expected as construction continues. Track bed will be prepared along Colorado east of Fourth Street to about 18th Street, meaning north-south streets will soon see detours and construction. Those streets include Lincoln Boulevard, and signs warning of congestion have been posted at the Santa Monica (10) Freeway's exits.