The Newport Beach Police Department will reduce vehicle access to the Balboa Peninsula on the Fourth of July by half, Sgt. Steve Burdette said.
The eastbound stretch of West Balboa Boulevard from 40th Street to West Coast Highway will be closed vehicle and pedestrian traffic from noon to 6 p.m. on Independence Day.
The area will be closed due to its classification as a "Safety Enhancement Zone." The policy passed by the City Council in 2003 triples the cost of the fines police can issue scofflaws.