Motorists are in for some headaches in the Santa Monica area this week due to the closure today of a stretch of Lincoln Boulevard to make way for the installation of train tracks for the Metro Expo Line.
The closure of Lincoln at Colorado Avenue began at 3 a.m. and is slated to continue until 6 a.m. next Monday, according to the Exposition Construction Authority.
Northbound traffic on Lincoln is being detoured east on Olympic Boulevard, with motorists advised to take northbound 11th Street, then westbound Santa Monica Boulevard to get back to Lincoln.
Southbound traffic is being diverted east on Santa Monica Boulevard, with motorists advised to continue south on 14th Street to Pico Boulevard.
Traffic control officers were on hand today to help guide motorists around the closure.
Colorado Avenue is closed to traffic between Seventh and Ninth streets.
--City News Service