Coast Highway ADA Sidewalk Improvement Project


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?

Traffic will be limited to one lane during working hours Monday - Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. northbound and 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. 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. 

Construction Schedule Look Ahead:

Northbound on Coast Highway

Ledroit – San Joaquin: Completed

San Joaquin St – Viejo St: Dec. 6 – Dec. 14

Viejo – Cajon: TBD

Southbound on Coast Highway

Crescent Bay – Cliff: Dec. 15 - Dec. 17

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Contact the Project Team

For questions, please contact Elizabeth Manzo, Public Information Officer, by email ( or at (657) 328-6621.