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Downtown Santa Monica is the bustling heart of the city. Here are a few traffic tips to help you navigate the area with ease.
Stay informed on Santa Monica traffic alerts by signing up for regular updates through the City’s alert system, SM Alerts.
To view traffic updates, visit the City’s Know Before You Go site and get all the traffic information you need before coming to the Santa Monica area.
Because of two important infrastructure projects, Downtown visitors will experience some traffic delays so plan ahead by leaving for your destination earlier. If coming from the east, try exiting the 10 Freeway at Lincoln Boulevard, turn right (North) and take it to Arizona Avenue or Wilshire Boulevard before heading west. Try to avoid the intersection of Colorado and Ocean Avenues if possible, as well as Fourth Street and Colorado and Broadway.