Newport Blvd. Around-the-Clock Construction Update

Post Date:11/28/2018

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North of PCH

Crews continue to work along the northbound shoulder of Newport Boulevard. Some of the work includes manhole construction, removing k-rail and installing a guardrail, and paving.  Construction activities will continue through January 2019.  

South of PCH

Around-the-clock activities are currently taking place through approximately November 30.  The equipment shown in the photo below is used to insert a new liner within the existing sewer pipeline.  Once the liner has been inserted, it is filled with water that is heated to cure the resin-coated liner.  Once properly cured, the liner turns rigid, becoming the new pipe within the existing pipe.  This method minimizes the amount of digging in the streets.  Read more about this method of sewer rehabilitation called cured-in-place pipe.

Torpedo CIPP

Residents should expect construction-related equipment and noises such as trucks, water boilers, and generators during this work. Lights will need to be used during nighttime hours.  

Short Street will remain closed at Newport Boulevard until December 7.  

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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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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