The following is a release from the City of Santa Monica:

Recently, the City discovered an unstable portion of the Santa Monica Bluffs located just above the Pacific Coast Highway (PCH) between the California Incline and Moomat Ahiko Way.

In order to address the land instability and to ensure safety, the City is proactively performing an emergency removal of the portion identified.

The bluff removal will require a temporary early morning closure of all lanes of northbound PCH and in connection westbound I-10, in addition to a temporary overnight and morning closure of the Moomat Ahiko Way on-ramp from Ocean Avenue to PCH.

The southbound PCH will remain open, and the eastbound I-10 will remain open.


  • CLOSURE: Tuesday, July 25, beginning at 11:30 p.m. – closure of Moomat Ahiko Way on-ramp to PCH between Ocean Avenue and Pacific Coast Highway. The off-ramp from PCH to Ocean Avenue will remain open.
  • CLOSURE: Wednesday, July 26, beginning at 2 a.m. – closure of westbound I-10 at Lincoln Boulevard through northbound Pacific Coast Highway to the California Incline. The Lincoln Boulevard offramp will remain open and the California Incline will remain open. The southbound PCH and Eastbound I-10 will remain open.
  • REOPENING: All routes will reopen on Wednesday, July 26, by 12 p.m.


Download a PDF version of the map here.

A detour route is available via the I-10 westbound Lincoln Boulevard exit, using either Wilshire or Santa Monica west to Ocean Avenue, then northbound Ocean to the northbound California Incline to PCH. See the below map. 

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