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Highway and Road Transportation

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  • OCTA: Focus group favors widening 405 [Corrected]

    Corrected: An earlier version of this story misstated which options for the 405 widening the Costa Mesa City Council opposes and the one it supports. The council prefers Option 2. Most commuters who took part in an Orange County Transportation...
  • Commentary: OCTA's 405 plan is 'highway robbery'

    Orange County taxpayers are about to be conned out of about $1.3 billion. The Orange County Transportation Authority (OCTA) has devised an audacious scheme that would use Measure M2 tax dollars to construct toll lanes on the San Diego (405) Freeway...
  • Costa Mesa may sue OCTA over freeway plan

    The city of Costa Mesa is considering legal options to stop the Orange County Transportation Authority from adding toll lanes inside the city limits. "I've been trying to tell OCTA it's not acceptable to Costa Mesa for many, many reasons," said Peter...
  • Corona del Mar Today: Council will decide whether to remove fire rings

    The Newport Beach City Council on Tuesday will decide whether the city should remove 60 beach fire rings because of health and safety concerns — the same night that thousands of visitors at Big Corona State Beach will be marking the Persian New Year...
  • Mailbag: Widening 405 would hurt Costa Mesa

    Ever since the San Diego (405) Freeway was finished in the Costa Mesa area, we could not understand why the California Department of Transportation did not complete the expansion from the Euclid Street interchange northward to relieve the bottleneck....
  • OCTA removes 19th Street Bridge from plan

    ORANGE — The Orange County Transportation Authority Board of Directors voted Monday to strike the proposed 19th Street Bridge from the county's master plan. The move effectively ends decades of studies and controversy about the potential bridge...
  • Friends honor former Eat Chow owner with cruise down PCH

    Friends honor former Eat Chow owner with cruise down PCH
    The engines of approximately 30 classic cars revved outside Eat Chow restaurant Saturday morning as a group of Eric Doran's closest friends prepared for a ride down Pacific Coast Highway to commemorate Doran's passing. Doran, a Newport Beach resident and...
  • Corona del Mar Today: Port Theater applies for conditional use permit

    Corona del Mar Today: Port Theater applies for conditional use permit
    The New Port Theater — which opened briefly as a cafe in May before city officials shut it down — has applied for a conditional use permit that would allow eating, drinking, live entertainment and dancing, according to a city memo. "The...
  • Commentary: Setting the record straight on the 405

    There has been significant debate in recent weeks regarding the plan by the Orange County Transportation Authority (OCTA) and the California Department of Transportation to improve the San Diego (405) Freeway through one of the most congested areas of the...
  • Corona del Mar Today: Flag 'family' decorates for Fourth of July

    Corona del Mar Today: Flag 'family' decorates for Fourth of July
    A group of volunteers cruised Corona del Mar early on the Fourth of July, installing about 120 flags along East Coast Highway to celebrate Independence Day. "God bless America," Ray Kilz of Balboa Island said while he jogged in a fine mist to install...
  • Corona del Mar Today: CdMHS pool lot construction starts

    Construction on the Corona del Mar High School pool parking lot has begun with hopes that traffic will flow more smoothly during drop-off and pick-up when school begins in September. Last fall, members of the school's PTA complained about congestion in...
  • City Council votes to add sharrows in CdM

    Newport Beach City Council members voted 5 to 1 on Tuesday to add sharrows along East Coast Highway in Corona del Mar — a decision that will put the city on the map when it comes to bicycle safety, advocates said. “It moves Newport Beach into...