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Highway and Road Transportation

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  • Bridge plan may go nowhere

    The proposed 19th Street bridge, a project that has generated contention for years as it has teetered on the edge of existence, may be back on its way to being deleted from the Orange County Transportation Authority's Master Plan of Arterial Highways....
  • Mailbag: Coast Highway, not the harbor, is the danger

    I am an avid paddle boarder, paddling four days each week in Newport Harbor for several years. I also travel Coast Highway each day. The tragic accident and death of two cyclists this week are unfortunate reminders of just how dangerous and narrow...
  • State report: Newport rates high in bike accidents

    As the Newport Beach community mourned two cyclists killed within two days, concerns about cycling safety have resurfaced with fresh intensity. But while city officials and advocates said infrastructure improvements are important, changes must start...
  • Corona del Mar Today: Whole Foods opens at Fashion Island

    Corona del Mar Today: Whole Foods opens at Fashion Island
    A Whole Foods Market grocery opened its doors Wednesday morning at Fashion Island, drawing hundreds of customers who lined up for a chance to be among the first to explore the 32,000-square-foot shop. "I'm just really excited about having [it] close by,"...
  • Speed limits are largely out of local officials' hands

    In the wake of a grisly crash that killed five Irvine teens on Memorial Day, Newport Beach city officials said their hands are tied in efforts to slow down drivers through the more sprawling parts of town. "We can't simply change the speed limits...
  • Costa Mesa to improve roads near JWA

    Costa Mesa will temporarily close roads near John Wayne Airport in June as part of a $5.9-million project to improve streets and sidewalks. The city will hold two public meetings June 5 to inform the public about the construction, which will include...
  • OCTA board postpones 405 expansion decision

    ORANGE — Keeping alive the hopes of toll lane supporters, the Orange County Transportation Authority board of directors voted Monday to postpone its decision on how to expand the San Diego (405) Freeway between Costa Mesa and Seal Beach. With a 12-...
  • Top 10 stories of 2012

    Top 10 stories of 2012
    10.) Fashion Island shooting. A gunman fired off 50 rounds in the parking lot, miraculously not injuring anyone. 9.) Banning Ranch. The Costa Mesa City Council voted to accept developer money for road improvements in anticipation of the residential...
  • Commentary: In light of cyclist deaths, invest in safety

    Pets over people? That's the picture I came away with after attending the Bicycle Safety Committee meeting Monday evening at the Newport Beach Central Library. There were well over 100 in attendance, some of whom gave very moving testimonies...
  • Respected city administrator puts it in park

    Respected city administrator puts it in park
    He'll never look at traffic lights the same way as everybody else. After more than 22 years at Costa Mesa City Hall, many of them in the transportation department, Peter Naghavi is on the path to retirement starting next week. But it won't quite be...
  • Crash closes most of southbound 405

    Crash closes most of southbound 405
    A crash on the southbound 405 Freeway north of Bristol Street in Costa Mesa on Tuesday afternoon closed most lanes for about an hour, officials said. The California Highway Patrol received a call at about 12:05 p.m. of a multi-vehicle collision,...
  • Herman I. Kimmel

    Herman I. Kimmel
    Herman I. Kimmel Herman I. Kimmel passed away on April 5, 2013. He was born in 1923 and attended local schools in Eagle Rock and Pasadena. He leaves a wife of 34 years, Sharon Baker Kimmel, formerly of Choteau, Montana, and a nephew, David Kimmel of...