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Highway and Road Transportation

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  • 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....
  • 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,"...
  • 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...
  • Freeway closure is for film production

    The upcoming closure of the Corona del Mar (73) Freeway isn't for roadwork. It's for film production, officials said. The August agenda of the San Joaquin Hills Transportation Corridor board shows members were slated to discuss the state road closure,...
  • Bicycle safety discussed

    Less than a mile from where a woman died in a cycling accident last month, resident group Speak Up Newport met to discuss the future of and progress made in bicycle safety in Newport Beach. Addressing the residents who attended the meeting at the Newport...
  • Corona del Mar Today: Learn more about the Civic Center

    Corona del Mar Today: Learn more about the Civic Center
    Architect Peter Bohlin, who designed Newport Beach's new Civic Center project, will discuss the facility at a free event at the Central Library at 7 p.m. Monday. "The New Civic Center: A Vision for the Future" will be open to the public on a first-come,...
  • No toll lanes for 405 in Costa Mesa

    No toll lanes for 405 in Costa Mesa
    Toll lanes and construction are not coming to Costa Mesa. The Orange County Transportation Authority on Monday approved widening the San Diego (405) Freeway by adding one lane in each direction between Fountain Valley and Rossmoor. OCTA's Board of...
  • Test barriers on East Coast Highway to be removed

    The Newport Beach City Council voted to remove a temporary "pinch point" in Corona del Mar and pay more than $720,000 to repair a Central Library wall and remind community members about this Sunday's Memorial Bike Ride at its regular meeting Tuesday...
  • Commentary: Create a brick-paved promenade in CdM

    It would be tremendously expensive. That is what Newport Beach Mayor Nancy Gardner told me when I emailed her with my humble idea about how to solve traffic problems along the section of East Coast Highway that goes through the flower streets. The recent...
  • 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....