State Route 1 (Pacific Coast Highway/PCH) Old Newport Boulevard Intersection Improvement Project


The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans), the lead agency pursuant to the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) on this Project, in cooperation with the City of Newport Beach, proposes improvements to State Route (SR) 1 (known locally as Pacific Coast Highway [PCH] or West Coast Highway) and Old Newport Boulevard. The Project would provide a dedicated right-turn lane on SR-1 onto Old Newport Boulevard, a third through lane from approximately 430 feet east of the Old Newport Boulevard intersection to 100 feet west of the intersection, as well as a pedestrian crosswalk and bicycle lane within the Project limits. The purpose of the Project is to improve traffic operations; to improve circulation and pedestrian movement; to alleviate vehicle queuing; and to reduce congestion.

What is happening?

This project is in the Planning and Environmental Document Phase.

The Public Notice is to inform you, the public, that the Draft Intial Study with Proposed Negative Declaration is available for your review. The public review period begins on May 5, 2017 and ends June 5, 2017.


Draft Initial Study with Proposed Negative Declaration

Please submit your comments in writing no later than 5 pm, June 5, 2017 to Charles Baker, Senior Environmental Planner, California Department of Transporation, District 12, Enviromental Specialist Branch, 1750 East 4th Street, Santa Ana, CA 92705; or via e-mail to:

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District 12
1750 East 4th Street, Suite 100
Santa Ana CA 92705

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