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Highway and Road Transportation

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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...
  • Pipeline work to slow traffic on Coast Highway

    Pipeline work to slow traffic on Coast Highway
    Construction on West Coast Highway in Newport Beach is expected to snarl traffic along Mariner's Mile as the first phase of an Orange County Sanitation District project ramps up in coming days. New stripes delineating traffic lanes were scheduled to...
  • 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...
  • Work marks start of big toll system change

    Work marks start of big toll system change
    As drivers whizzed north on the San Joaquin Hills (73) toll road Thursday, some veered right toward the cash tollbooths at the Catalina View Mainline Toll Plaza rather than continue through the FasTrak lanes. They discovered that where seven...
  • 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...
  • Mailbag: More like the 'Bermuda Triangle' of parking

    I read with interest the story about the new bowling alley at The Triangle ("Alley owner hopes to pin down success," March 13). While it sounds like a fun spot, my family and I will not be visiting it, or any of the stores, restaurants, bars or movie...
  • Council explores Sunset Ridge parking

    As construction of Sunset Ridge Park gets underway, one question has been worrying city staff: Where will visitors park? A possible solution emerged Tuesday, when staff explained during a Newport Beach City Council study session that a 64-space pay...
  • 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...