Around-the-Clock Construction on Newport Blvd.

Post Date:11/13/2018

UPDATED 11/19/18:  Short Street to remain closed through the first week of December and continuous work rescheduled to begin November 27, lasting 2-3 days. More details to be provided.  

Pits are currently being excavated to the depth of the existing regional sewer pipeline located along Newport Boulevard.  Continuous work and lane closures are scheduled to take place between November 13 and 21.  The sewer pipeline will be rehabilitated from pit to pit using a noninvasive method called cured-in-place pipe.  Continuous work hours are required during the long curing period.  See image below for more info.  

CIPP What to Expect

There will be phased work done in segments along Newport Boulevard, starting near the Coast Highway on-ramp at Newport Boulevard and heads toward Via Lido.   Each segment of 24/7 work will last approximately 2-3 days.  Short Street at Newport Boulevard will be closed and vehicles will need to detour using Finley Avenue.  There will be an increase in noise and activity.  Lights, when in use during night hours, will be directed away from windows to minimize the effect to our neighbors.  A temporary resin-like odor (similar to surfboard wax) may be noticeable.

Major construction efforts are anticipated to be completed by the Thanksgiving weekend, with restoration work completed in December.


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


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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).

Project Area Map 

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