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  • I-405 bridges get retrofit

    For the next year, drivers along the 405 Freeway in Costa Mesa and Irvine are going to see construction equipment and crews. The California Department of Transportation has begun work on retrofitting two bridges over the freeway: Bear Street in Costa...
  • Corona del Mar Today: Residents meeting to include Ocean Boulevard project update

    A repaving and landscaping project planned for Ocean Boulevard in Corona del Mar will be the topic of the next Corona del Mar Residents Assn. board meeting, scheduled for 7:30 a.m. Nov. 20. Newport Beach Public Works Director Dave Webb will be the guest...
  • OCTA vote upholds no-toll widening for 405 Freeway

    OCTA vote upholds no-toll widening for 405 Freeway
    The Orange County Transportation Authority board of directors voted Monday to move forward with a project to widen the 405 Freeway with additional general-purpose traffic lanes between the 605 Freeway and Costa Mesa. The decision reaffirmed a December...
  • Shalimar Drive barriers discussed

    The Costa Mesa Planning Commission and City Council during a joint session Tuesday discussed removing traffic barriers along Shalimar Drive. The barriers, as well as parking restrictions, were put in place years ago in an effort to curb street crime...
  • Commentary: Development is improving the Westside

    Re: "Costa Mesa deserves more-thoughtful development," (June 4): Silly season is upon us. However, it might better be termed the season of irony. My friend, City Council candidate Harold Weitzberg, made several conflicting suggestions in this recent...
  • Mailbag: Users can coexist on the Back Bay Trail

    As a frequent recreational biker, I have ridden the Back Bay Trail many times since I was a young child. Newport Beach Councilman Tony Petros' letter of April 29 ("Commentary: Let's focus on safety of Back Bay Drive, not restricting use") is on the...
  • Teeming with traffic?

    Teeming with traffic?
    A popular cycling route alongside the Upper Bay that helps connect Newport Beach to Irvine has come under scrutiny. In response to concerns from a community group about safety on Back Bay Drive, the city's Bicycle Master Plan Oversight Committee is...
  • Commentary: Close Back Bay Drive to vehicular traffic

    On Friday, the Daily Pilot reported the death of a female cyclist on Adams Avenue in Huntington Beach ("Bicyclist dies after being struck by car"). The accident occurred where Adams, a three-lane, 45-mph road, transitions from having a bike lane to no...
  • Silver lining in Dover Drive project

    For residents near Dover Drive, the ongoing construction on their street has a silver lining. Though they have suffered through delays in the sewer replacement project, new medians and landscaping are being planned for the street when the replacement is...
  • Council OKs small-lot ordinance

    The Costa Mesa City Council on Tuesday gave a second and final approval for easing standards for small-lot developments. The 3-2 vote on the Small-Lot Subdivision Ordinance — with Councilwomen Sandy Genis and Wendy Leece dissenting — came...
  • Commentary: Mariner's Mile project requires council advocacy

    Mariner's Mile is a place we have all enjoyed for years. The beautiful spot on Coast Highway offers food, drink and merchandise. But why has it been so neglected by the current City Council? We've all endured seemingly endless months of congestion with...
  • East 17th Street construction will slow traffic

    People driving on East 17th Street in Costa Mesa over the next few months should expect slightly more traffic than usual, city officials said this week. Construction to add decorative crosswalks, sidewalks, medians and parkway trees has been underway...