Thursday, May 10, 2012

Details Of Eastside Infrastructure Improvements

OK, I've calmed down a little bit now, so here's some of the pertinent details of the Street improvements planned for the Eastside over the next few months that five dozen of my neighbors heard about Wednesday evening.  These projects fall within the area shown on the image immediately below.  Click to enlarge the image.

       Street Rehabilitation Project (Majority of streets within 15th Street and 21st Street and Newport Boulevard and Irvine Boulevard)
Construction Cost: $6,305,000
Funding Source: Gas Tax and Measure "M2“
Construction Starting Date:
July 2012
Construction Completion Date:
January 2013
Scope of work

Phase I: Parkway and Concrete work
Removal and reconstruction of damaged concrete curb & gutter, sidewalks, driveways and cross gutters;
Removal of existing asphalt sidewalks and driveways and replacing them with concrete sidewalks and driveways;
Grind uplifted sidewalk (up to one inch).

Phase II: Asphalt Concrete (AC) Pavement work
Grind and overlay with new Asphalt Concrete (AC) on Collector streets (such as Tustin, Santa Ana, Orange, etc.) which have higher traffic usage;
Localized removal of damaged pavement and construction of new Asphalt Concrete pavement;
Asphalt Concrete leveling course to improve the ride and to seal the cracks;

Phase III: Slurry Seal

       Tustin Avenue Storm Drain Project (From 19th Street to Costa Mesa Street)
Construction Cost: $38,000
Funding Source: Drainage Fund
Construction Starting Date: July 2012
Construction Completion Date: August 2012
Scope of work:
Construction of a catch basin at north-east corner of the intersection of Tustin Avenue and Costa Mesa Street and underground storm drain pipe from Costa Mesa Street to 19th Street.

       Broadway Safe Route To School and Street Rehabilitation (From Newport Boulevard to Irvine Avenue)
Estimated Construction Cost: $1,400,000
Funding Source: SRTS Grant & Measure "M2“
Construction Starting Date:
August 2012
Construction Completion Date:
December 2012
Scope of work
Construction of intersection chokers, midblock medians, sidewalk on both sides of the street, drought tolerant and low maintenance landscape
and mill and  Asphalt Rubber Hot Mix overlay the pavement.

       Landscaped Median on Irvine Avenue (from 17th Street to 19th Street)
Construction cost : $300,000
Funding Source: City of Newport Beach
Construction Starting Date: July 2012
Construction Completion Date: October 2012
Scope of work:
Landscaping the existing median on Irvine Avenue from 17th Street to 19th Street.

       15th Street Rehabilitation (From Old Newport Boulevard to Redlands Avenue)
Construction Cost: $400,000
Funding Source: City of Newport Beach and City of Costa Mesa
Construction Starting Date: August 2012
Construction Completion Date: January 2013
Scope of work:
Mill and overlay the existing pavement on 15th Street from old Newport Boulevard to Redlands Avenue, which includes reconstruction of wheelchair ramps per the latest Americans with Disabilities Act criteria.

That means our Eastside will receive more than $8.4 million in street and other infrastructure improvements six or seven months.  Most of the funding does NOT come from the Costa Mesa General Fund, but from grants, state and federal funding.  For more information contact Fariba Fazeli, Interim City Engineer at 714-745-5378



Anonymous Good Plan said...

Under "Eastside Improvement," where's the part about sending Monahan and Fitzpatrick to Santa Ana?

5/11/2012 06:22:00 AM  
Anonymous Katie Arthur said...

I'd like to know what the plan is to address the significant increase in traffic that a drive through at 450 E. 17th St. is going to bring to the neighborhood.

What's the plan to address the cut-thru traffic on the neighborhood streets where we have dozens and dozens of kids walking/biking daily (and many streets without sidewalks)?

We don't want this traffic in our neighborhood!

@ Mr. Mensinger, Mr. Monohan, Mr. Fitzpatrick, Mr. McCarthy: We're all watching how you vote. We have a groundswell of residents (> 200) against this drive-thru. I hope you're paying attention to your consituents!

5/11/2012 10:21:00 AM  
Anonymous WhereHaveYouBeen said...

Katie's comment brought a tear to my eye. "I hope you're paying attention to your consituents!" Mensinger, Monahan, listening? I'm laughing so hard I'm crying.

5/11/2012 09:52:00 PM  

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