California Incline in Santa Monica Set to Reopen Sept. 1 After 17 Months of Closure

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The California Incline in Santa Monica is pictured in 2011. The ramp, which was closed for repairs last year, is set to reopen on Sept. 1. (Credit: Ricardo DeAratanha/ Los Angeles Times)

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.

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