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Costa Mesa Police Department
Wednesday August 13th, 2014 :: 01:44 p.m. PDT
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Expect lane closures during business hours on E 17th St between Santa Ana Av & Irvine Av through October 2014

Construction is underway to beautify and improve traffic flow on a two-block segment of East 17th Street. The project—expected to be completed in mid-October—will add decorative crosswalks and sidewalks, streetlights, medians, and parkway trees between Santa Ana and Irvine avenues. Right-turn lanes at the intersection of East 17th Street and Tustin Avenue will also be installed, resulting in decreased traffic congestion.
One-lane closures in each direction are in effect during construction hours, and all lanes are open during peak commuter morning and afternoon hours.

Major improvements to East 17th Street began in 2006 when the city enhanced the area between Orange and Santa Ana avenues, which has led to significant commercial renovation along that portion of the street.

“East 17th Street is a frequently utilized thoroughfare, and one of our city’s showcases for retail businesses and restaurants,” City Chief Executive Officer Tom Hatch said. “These enhancements will increase the visibility and accessibility of Eastside businesses, as well as improve traffic circulation and overall quality of life for our residents.”

Public Services Department staff successfully acquired a $500,000 Federal Transportation Enhancement Activities grant to fund a majority of the project’s estimated $776,995 cost. The balance will be funded through Air Quality Management District funds, and City Traffic Impact Fees.

Address/Location
Costa Mesa Police Department
99 Fair Dr
Costa Mesa, CA 92626

Contact
Emergency: 9-1-1
Non-emergencies: 714-754-5252

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