Short Street Closure Update

Post Date:11/21/2018

Short Street closure and southbound Newport Boulevard lane closure will remain in place for an additional 1-2 weeks.

Short St Closure Sign Extended

As early as November 27, start of 24/7 work hours for cured-in-place pipe liner installation and curing period, lasting approximately 2-3 days. 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.

The sewer line was rescheduled to be rehabilitated in two consecutive sections using the cured-in-place pipe method. The first section was successfully completed. However, during the second section, the liner was damaged during installation. A new replacement liner is being fabricated and the second run is rescheduled to start November 27.  Read the latest Construction Alert update.

Click here to learn more about cured-in-place pipe.

The project is expected to be completed by early 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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