Newport Blvd. Project Construction Update

Post Date:10/15/2018 12:00 PM

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Regional sewer pipeline rehabilitation on the Newport Blvd Sewer Project is underway.  Upcoming activities include working near and within the City of Newport Beach Maintenance Yard.  Continue reading for more information.

North of PCH

Starting October 20, work will commence at the City of Newport Beach Maintenance Yard (next to Carl's Jr.) near Newport Blvd. and Industrial Way, lasting approximately 3 weeks.  Construction activities include cured-in-place pipe activities and manhole demolition and reconstruction.  As part of cured-in-place pipe, the picture below is an example of a liner installation into an existing sewer pipe through a manhole opening.

Nearby residents and businesses may notice construction work and vehicles during the days, nights, and weekends.  Some overnight work may be required.  Read the latest construction alert to see what to expect during cured-in-place pipe.

South of PCH

Work Hours:  Monday - Friday, between 7 a.m. and 3:30 p.m.*

There will be a little bit of a break before upcoming construction activities will involve excavating pits on Newport Blvd. and Short St.  There will be closures on southbound Newport Blvd. when work takes place.  

A full closure of Short St. is anticipated to occur early November.  More detail will be provided as the date approaches.  

In addition to OCSD's sewer project, the City of Newport Beach has a water line construction project taking place on Short St. in the same area. 

From top clockwise:  Backhoe on Newport Blvd. at Via Lido; Desilting tank on Short St.; Crew members hand digging a pit; Digging with a backhoe.

Thank you for your continued patience during the construction of this important project. 

*All dates and times are subject to change based on inclement weather and other operational factors.  


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If you have any questions or want the most up-to-date information, please call our Construction Hotline at (714) 378-2965 or e-mail


Project Description:

The Newport Blvd. District 6 Trunk Sewer Relief construction project will replace an existing 60 year old regional sewer pipeline with a larger sewer pipeline to increase the sewer flow capacity and reduce the risk of spills.  Construction will take place along Newport Blvd. between Pacific Coast Highway and Industrial Way in the City of Newport Beach and Pomona Ave and 17th St in the City of Costa Mesa.  

Additional work will take place along Newport Blvd. near Via Lido (not shown on map).

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