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Highway and Road Transportation

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  • Commentary: Cycling is unsafe in the village

    With the idea of improving bicycle safety and encouraging bicycle riding, the city of Newport Beach has added bicycle "sharrow" markings and other signage to East Coast Highway, between MacArthur Boulevard and Poppy Avenue, and on Bayside Drive through...
  • Mailbag: Remembering Merle's Drive-in

    Re. Carnett: OCC's early dorm residents quite the party animals (May 15): Come on now. Jim Carnett writes an article of history in Newport Beach and Costa Mesa and doesn't even know the name of one of America's greatest drive-in restaurants? Merle's...
  • Council: MacArthur Boulevard plan requires study

    Newport Beach City Council members agreed that a traffic study could make or break plans for a beautification project at the MacArthur Boulevard entry to Corona del Mar — but whether the study would begin in July or wait until next spring remains...
  • Corona del Mar Today: Holiday weekend swelled beaches

    More than 200,000 people visited Newport Beach beaches over the holiday weekend, a lifeguard and fire spokeswoman said. "Three regular staff commented that it [Monday] was the largest Memorial Day attendance they could remember," Newport Beach Fire...
  • Harlan: Costa Mesa can live up to motto with attention to detail

    For many people, the gateway to Costa Mesa is at Harbor Boulevard from the San Diego (405) Freeway. What impression do we create for a passing or exiting motorist? Within one half-mile south of the freeway offramp there is In-N-Out Burger, Chick fil-A,...
  • Costa Mesa residents protest freeway widening proposal

    Costa Mesa residents jammed an Orange County Transportation Authority informational meeting this week, saying they had strong concerns about widening the San Diego (405) Freeway for the second time in a decade and the possibility of proposed toll lanes....
  • Comment period open on San Diego Freeway project

    Comment period open on San Diego Freeway project
    The public has an extra 15 days to comment on the Orange County Transportation Authority's draft environmental impact report for a proposed widening of the San Diego (405) Freeway. Orange County residents have until July 17 to send their comments to OCTA...
  • Costa Mesa council OKs modified outsourcing RFP

    The Costa Mesa City Council voted Tuesday night to send out a modified version of its request for bids to outsource facility maintenance, despite a warning that the move could violate city policy. "The people who would actually perform the work have no...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...