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Construction on Coast Hwy. Continues

SCWD will continue contruction of the Coast Highway Recycled Water Bottleneck pipeline this week.

  • Construction will be from 10 pm to 6 am, Sunday through Thursday (i.e., preferred option by the community)
  • 2 construction crews (begining tonight 4/17/2017)
    • One crew will start approximately at 9th Avenue and proceed to 200-feet south of 9th 
    • The second crew will start at  200-feet south of Catalina To West Street 
  • Project duration is approximately 6 weeks
  • Project limits are from Aliso Way to 10th Avenue
  • The Northbound Number 1 lane (i.e., far left lane, northbound) will be closed during the hours of 10 pm to 6 am
  • “No Parking” signs will be placed along the inland side of PCH (between Aliso and 10th) with a minimum of 48-hours’ notice
  • California Highway Patrol cruisers will be present during construction
  • Project updates are available on our website

 Why night work?

  • Ten different potential work schedules were developed including Night work, Day work, 24/7 work, or a combination. 
  • All of the alternatives would cause disruption to the community.
  •  On May 18, 2016, the South Laguna Beach Civic Association and South Coast Water District cohosted a South Laguna Beach Community meeting.
  • The purpose of the meeting was to share with the South Laguna Beach Community the details of the Project and work schedule alternatives, and to receive the sense of the community (community preference) among the work schedule alternatives.
  • The South Laguna Beach Community members favored one alternative (night work only, Sunday - Thursday, 10 p.m. – 6 a.m., two crews working) by almost 3:1 over the next closest alternatives. 
  • South Coast Water District committed to support the alternative the South Laguna Beach Community selected. 
  • The City of Laguna Beach also supports the preference of the South Laguna Community for night construction.