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May 23, 2012
Seismic retrofitting at John Wayne Airport may disrupt drivers picking up arriving passengers, as the airport narrows roadways and lanes until late September. The construction project, which began Tuesday, will narrow the lower arrival roadway and the passenger pickup lanes, according to a news release. Crews will be working on pillars supporting the upper departure roadway. Drivers picking up passengers are advised to park in two-hour spaces on the lower level of Parking Structures A1, B2 and C, instead of picking up curbside.
NEWS
By Mike Reicher, mike.reicher@latimes.com | June 30, 2011
As Newport Beach plans for residential development to the east of John Wayne Airport, the city has launched a number of road construction projects in the area. One major project that broke ground in June is the widening of the Jamboree Road bridge over the 73 Freeway. Commuters in the area may drive more freely in coming years, as the city works to avoid projected congestion. Newport Beach approved about 1,500 condos or apartments just north of there, and developers continue to build out the Jamboree Road Corridor in Irvine.
NEWS
December 17, 2002
June Casagrande The Spyglass area is just one place where the city has synchronized traffic lights working to make life easier for motorists. They just don't work very well. In hopes of addressing some traffic problems, the City Council will tonight consider spending $235,760 to help launch a "traffic flow optimization project." If the councilmen say yes, Meyer, Mohaddes Associates Inc. will be awarded a contract in that amount to examine traffic flow in some areas of the city and to recommend improvements.
NEWS
December 19, 2002
June Casagrande A plan to better manage traffic signals in the city won unanimous support and a few remarks of the "it's about time" brand. The City Council on Tuesday voted to award a $235,760 contract to Meyer, Mohaddes Associates to conduct a citywide survey of potential traffic flow improvements. "I'm pleased we're doing this, but a little dismayed at the amount of time it's taken to get on the agenda," said City Councilman Gary Adams, who in January requested that the city look at improving traffic flow through synchronizing traffic lights and other approaches.
NEWS
By Brianna Bailey | March 27, 2008
Newport Beach officials are speeding up plans to improve traffic on city streets after residents ranked clogged intersections as their top concern in the results of a recent survey. “The city council has said they want to move ahead with this project as quickly as possible,” said Antony Brine, Newport Beach traffic engineer. “We’re trying to put together as many parts of the project together as quickly as we can.” As part of the traffic improvements, the city will install remote-controlled cameras later this year at a few strategic intersections that can be monitored from City Hall — the first of their kind to be used in Newport Beach.
OCNOW
By Amy Senk, Corona del Mar Today | July 12, 2012
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 schools PTA complained about congestion in the lot and demanded changes. “The bus drop off has been moved to a new dedicated space off Eastbluff to keep the buses entirely out of the north lot,” according to an email written by Deputy Superintendent Paul Reed, which was sent by Laura Boss, a Newport-Mesa Unified School District spokeswoman.
NEWS
May 18, 2003
Another death on Irvine Avenue. Is it speed? Is it alcohol that's the cause? Or is the city of Newport Beach negligent in having such a road? Boy, am I sick of people blaming the city for their and other people's mistakes. I'm roaring mad when these people get an attorney and sue the city, blaming the city that Irvine Avenue has curves and turns. The city of Newport Beach can be sued because a road goes up and down and left and right? This is too much.
NEWS
November 2, 2002
June Casagrande Council candidate Dick Nichols has drawn fire from an area business leader for using the word "Mexican" to describe a motorist and for his position on traffic and safety in Corona del Mar. Corona del Mar Business Improvement District Chairman John L. Blom is criticizing comments Nichols made at the Oct. 22 City Council meeting. At that meeting, Nichols described a man driving a car as a Mexican and suggested that the driver was wrong to stop as abruptly as he did to avoid hitting a pedestrian while driving down Coast Highway.
NEWS
April 14, 2000
Alex Coolman NEWPORT BEACH -- It doesn't sound like the most exciting way to spend an evening: gather together some engineers, developers and environmentalists and discuss the minutia of traffic flow modeling. But that's the kind of soiree the Newport Harbor Area Chamber of Commerce has been throwing lately in an effort to raise awareness about the Traffic Phasing Ordinance. The Traffic Phasing Ordinance is a city regulation intended to ensure that developers whose projects generate traffic contribute to the cost of solving traffic problems.
NEWS
By Daniel Tedford | July 12, 2008
The days of being stuck in traffic near Fashion Island, on MacArthur Boulevard and some parts of East Coast Highway may be over — or at least less frustrating. Newport Beach embarked on a new era in signal management recently, a project that will eventually update 112 lights at intersections throughout the city to be more modern, accessible and more readily monitored, officials said. The first phase of the project, which has just begun, will update 22 intersections with new traffic signal controller equipment, fiber cabling, special cameras to monitor traffic and direct feeds to a traffic management center.
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By Jill Cowan | January 8, 2013
A years-long debate about a Corona del Mar streetscape plan that had lain dormant since October was at least partially revived Tuesday night at the Newport Beach City Council's first meeting of the new year. The plan would have moved a lane merge on East Coast Highway at MacArthur Boulevard and eliminated parking spaces to make way for enhanced pedestrian areas and possible outdoor restaurant seating. Over the summer, the city installed temporary barriers to test the proposed plan's impacts on traffic through the area.
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NEWS
December 3, 2012
Re. " Newport Beach looks at outsourcing," Nov. 29: Your recent article on Newport Beach outsourcing services was nicely framed, specifically the most import facet, input from the citizens and taxpayers of Newport Beach. While I'm sure a majority of civic-minded individuals have little issue with our city government seeking less costly city service alternatives, I do hope our recently elected officials act in a like-minded civic manner and poll the users of the Newport Beach trash services.
NEWS
December 1, 2012
The city of Costa Mesa has installed a number of planters in my neighborhood on Broadway. They consist of islands out in the street where traffic flows. Some are near the curb, others are in the middle. Each is surrounded by concrete curbing similar to that which borders the street, and each is supplied with irrigation water from a nearby valve box in the parking median. There are a total of about 36, and I guess the cost is around $100,000. The planters are traffic hazards. The ones in the middle of the street narrow the lane, leaving little margin for moving vehicles.
NEWS
July 27, 2012
Re. " Commentary: Genis opposes positive economic development," July 25 : I read with dismay Howard Hull's commentary. Hull complains about former Mayor Sandra Genis' stances on projects in Costa Mesa when, in fact, those projects exist and are the better because someone like her stood up and took steps to protect the citizens of Costa Mesa. Hull should get his facts straight. Genis actually voted to approve Metro Pointe. Target was redeveloped a dozen years ago, and Genis only became involved recently, after Target violated its conditional-use permit on operating hours, as it had done for more than a year, with no action by the current majority of the City Council.
NEWS
By Amy Senk | July 14, 2012
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 the lot and demanded changes. "The bus drop-off has been moved to a new dedicated space off Eastbluff [Drive] to keep the buses entirely out of the north lot," according to an email written from Deputy Supt. Paul Reed. "That alone, plus the expanded stacking space in the lot itself, should improve traffic around CdM in the crazy morning period.
OCNOW
By Amy Senk, Corona del Mar Today | July 12, 2012
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 schools PTA complained about congestion in the lot and demanded changes. “The bus drop off has been moved to a new dedicated space off Eastbluff to keep the buses entirely out of the north lot,” according to an email written by Deputy Superintendent Paul Reed, which was sent by Laura Boss, a Newport-Mesa Unified School District spokeswoman.
NEWS
May 23, 2012
Seismic retrofitting at John Wayne Airport may disrupt drivers picking up arriving passengers, as the airport narrows roadways and lanes until late September. The construction project, which began Tuesday, will narrow the lower arrival roadway and the passenger pickup lanes, according to a news release. Crews will be working on pillars supporting the upper departure roadway. Drivers picking up passengers are advised to park in two-hour spaces on the lower level of Parking Structures A1, B2 and C, instead of picking up curbside.
NEWS
By Joseph Serna | February 8, 2012
Costa Mesa officials hope their peers in Newport Beach will join them in opposing a proposed bridge that would link Costa Mesa's 19th Street with Huntington Beach. In a unanimous vote Tuesday, the Costa Mesa City Council upped the ante on its nearly 20-year-old resolution opposing the 19th Street Bridge by also pledging to try and get it removed from the county's master plan. "I'll do my best to show my love to Newport Beach," Mayor Pro Tem Jim Righeimer told the audience Tuesday.
NEWS
January 25, 2012
How dare Newport Beach City Councilman Steve Rosansky make light of this example of the government of the people for the people! (Re. "Attendees cry foul to bridge," Jan. 12) We who attended the meeting were a fair representation because we live where he dreams of putting a bridge. For decades, the people of Huntington Beach and Costa Mesa have said no to this bridge, which was put on the master plan of Orange County back in the 1950s. How many times do we need to tell our political leaders no before someone has the guts to take action?
NEWS
By Mike Reicher | October 1, 2011
Elected officials have restarted talks about the 19th Street Bridge, a perennially controversial proposal that would connect Costa Mesa and Huntington Beach. County Supervisor John Moorlach quietly revived discussions among council members - one each from Costa Mesa, Newport Beach, Huntington Beach and Fountain Valley - who would have to sign off on the plans. Bridge advocates say it would help traffic flow throughout the area and could enhance Westside Costa Mesa. Opponents, who have been trying to scrap bridge plans for more than 30 years, argue that it would worsen traffic and noise in residential areas, and would harm sensitive environmental resources.
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