California Incline in Santa Monica Set to Reopen Sept. 1 After 17 Months of Closure
The California Incline in Santa Monica is scheduled to reopen Sept. 1 — just in time for the Labor Day Weekend.
The beloved landmark — which connects the beach with the bluffs and offers exceptional coastal views — will reopen with a daylong pedestrian party after 17 months of closure.
“Our new California Incline is not only a feat of modern engineering, it’s the fruit of great human effort, sure to be with us for some time to come,” Curtis Castle, a civil engineer with the city’s Public Works Department, said in a prepared statement. “Hundreds of individuals worked on this project day and night for 17 straight months.”
The ramp — used by 15,000 vehicles daily — closed for reconstruction in April 2015. The new structure is seismically upgraded and includes a pedestrian and bike path.