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405 Freeway to be closed weekend of July 15-18

•Northbound I-405: 10-mile closure between I-10 and U.S. 101
•Southbound I-405: 4-mile closure between U.S. 101 and Getty Center Drive Ramps

All about the project: visit the Metro web site

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So the freeway’s closed – it will be a fantastic mid-summer weekend to stay local and enjoy your town.  Visit for great specials and things to do!

45 things to do in Santa Monica



New bike itineraries:

Wellness tour of Santa Monica PDF Google Map
Sustainable Santa Monica Tour PDF Google Map
Vintage Santa Monica Shopping Tour PDF Google Map
An Artful Cruise through Santa Monica PDF Google Map


Free Bike Valets available during the weekend:

Free, secure, attended bike valet parking in convenient locations.  Valets in bold are available weekly.

Thursday evening, July 14
Twilight Dance Series Concert, Santa Monica Pier (Thursdays through September 8)
North side of the pier, east of the bike path against the pier
6:30 p.m. to 10 p.m.

Friday evening, July 15
Main Street Business District
2900 block of Main Street, east side
5 to 11 p.m.

Saturday, July 16
Virginia Avenue Park – Pico Farmers Market
Off parking lot near Pico Blvd.
7:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

Downtown & Downtown Farmers Market
Arizona Ave between Third Street Promenade & 4th Street
8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Santa Monica Pier
North side of the Pier, east of the bike path
Noon to 5 p.m.

Main St Business District
2900 block of Main Street, east side
Noon to 5 p.m.

Sunday, July 17
Main Street Farmers Market
2640 Main Street at Heritage Square
9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Downtown Santa Monica
Arizona Ave between Third Street Promenade & 4th Street
Noon to 5 p.m.

Santa Monica Pier
North side, east of the bike path against the pier
Noon to 5 p.m.


If you’re heading out of Santa Monica July 15-18, plan your trip carefully! Ride your bike! The 405 Freeway will be closed for 53 hours in both directions between the I-10 and the U.S. 101 for planned demolition work on the Mulholland overpass. The I-405 Sepulveda Pass Improvements Project, a joint effort between Metro and Caltrans, will add a 10-mile HOV lane and improve supporting infrastructure such as ramps, bridges and sound walls. This project will reduce existing and forecasted traffic congestion.
On Friday, July 15, ramps along the 10 mile closure will begin to shut down as early as 7 p.m., and closure of freeway lanes will begin at 10 p.m. to ensure full freeway closure by midnight. The closure will continue until 5 a.m. Monday morning, July 18. Ramps and connectors will be reopened by 6 a.m. During this closure, the Mulholland Bridge, I-405 freeway and access ramps will be closed.


Have a great weekend – Ride Safe!



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