Newport Blvd./Short St. Construction to Continue Through Mid-December

Post Date:12/05/2018

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OCSD projects are safely constructed and fully inspected to engineering standards to make sure they are safe, reliable, and meet stakeholder needs.  Post video footage of the sewer pipe after rehabilitation work on Newport Boulevard between Coast Highway and Short Street showed a section of pipe not meeting the quality of OCSD's standards and will need to be replaced.  Project completion is extended to mid-December to make the necessary replacement.  


UPDATE 12/7/18: Work will take place this weekend (December 8 and 9) from 7 a.m. - 4 p.m.  This is in addition to weekday work.

Work hours between 7 a.m. and 5 p.m., weather permitting.  

Construction-related equipment and noises such as backhoes and trucks.  Some activities may be loud.

Southbound Newport Boulevard lane closures and Short Street closure will remain until work is completed.  

Thank you for your continued patience during the construction of this important project. This project will extend the useful life of the sewer pipe for the next 50 years, protecting critical infrastructure for Newport Beach and the health of the bay.  A copy of the latest construction alert update can be read here.  

*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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