Coast Highway ADA Sidewalk Improvement Project

**Construction on Coast Highway (SR-1) between Ledroit St. & Ruby St.** 

Caltrans has resumed work on Coast Highway (SR-1) in the City of Laguna Beach. The project is currently working between Ruby St. and Broadway.  As the project has progressed the current work schedule is daytime from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday. Changeable Message Signs will be in place to notify motorists and residents of the upcoming work. Please note that noise from construction equipment during concrete pours or asphalt paving should be expected. This work, which started last Fall, is part of the Coast Highway ADA Sidewalk Improvement Project that will make the pedestrian routes along Coast Highway within the project limits ADA compliant. Construction will continue in the City of Laguna Beach at various locations between Ledroit St. and Ruby St. 

*Please note that the work schedule is subject to change due to weather, traffic incidents, availability of equipment and/or materials, and/or construction-related issues.


Location and Limits:

In Orange County, In Laguna Beach on Route 1, from Ruby Street to Ledroit Street.  


The proposed project limits in the City of Laguna Beach has high pedestrian volumes and has ADA non-compliant curb ramps that need to be retrofitted. Also, the pavement has not been Rehabilitated for 20 years and is in need of repair.

What the Work Involves:

In order to comply with ADA requirements, it is recommended to reconstruct the existing curb ramps and driveways, widen existing sidewalk, add audible pedestrian Systems. To improve pavement ride, this project will also remove 0.2’ of the existing pavement and replace it with Rubberized Asphalt pavement.


This project proposes to:

  • Widen or add +/- 9,000 LF of sidewalk.
  • Upgrade 83 curb ramps.
  • Install 32 Audible Pedestrian Crossing signals.
  • Reconstruct all driveways within the +/- 9,000 LF sidewalk to make them ADA accessible.
  • More than 10 Lane Miles re-pavement.
  • Striping will be refreshed to 6” wide striping.

How does this work affect you?

Construction will take place Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. However, in order to minimize the traffic impact to the public during daytime business hours construction may switch to nighttime. Please note that parking along Coast Highway on construction areas may be impacted. We anticipate some construction noise, especially during paving operations.

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Contact the Project Team

For questions, please contact Nathan Abler, Public Information Officer, by email ( or at (657) 650-5146.