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Coast Highway sidewalk ADA improvement project

The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) is scheduled to reconstruct the existing curb ramps and driveways, as well as widening the existing sidewalk and adding audible pedestrian systems in the City of Laguna Beach on SR-1, from Ruby Street to Ledroit Street. Construction will commence on September 7, 2021 and it is expected to be complete in early 2023.


  • Widen sidewalk.
  • Upgrade 83 curb ramps.
  • Install 32 audible pedestrian crossing signals.
  • Reconstruct all driveways within the sidewalk to make them ADA accessible.
  • Over 10 lane miles of re-pavement.
  • Striping will be refreshed to 6” wide striping.

Pre-construction staging and installation of construction equipment

Pre-construction work is set to start on Tuesday, September 7. Traffic will be limited to one lane Monday through Friday during working hours of 9 AM – 4 PM northbound and 8 AM – 3 PM southbound. During paving operations to minimize the impact to the public, work will occur overnight from 10 PM – 5 AM. Parking will be unavailable within construction limits. We anticipate traffic delays and some construction noise.

This article was released by the California Department of Transportation.