SANTA MONCIA, CA – The City of Santa Monica is going to change the orientation of a section of Pennsylvania Avenue. The stretch between 26th and Stewart Street is going to become a two-way street this weekend. It’s most-likely this work will be performed late Saturday night (March 31) through Sunday morning (April 1).
A few weeks ago I noticed the addition of new traffic lights facing the western end of Penn (at 26th Street) . I suspected that might involve a change in orientation. That suspicion was confirmed by a corporate memo sent out yesterday (Thursday March 29).
A double yellow line will be installed, and signs and parking meters will be adjusted to allow for traffic in both directions. The traffic signal at 26th Street will be modified to accommodate westbound traffic.
For as long as I can remember, this Food Truck Alley has been a one-way thoroughfare. This change may alleviate some of the traffic congestion at the intersection of Stewart and Olympic Boulevard.
I wonder if the new parking will have designated truck spots. Wishful thinking…
I’ve always looked both ways when I cross – and now you should too! You never know when a reckless driver will do a three-pointer and double-back up the street.
PS: This is going to take three minutes off my ride home. Now I don’t have to take Stewart up to Colorado and make that weird left to head west.