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CdM Road Closures for Water Main Project

The city announced that it is nearly finished with the big Water Main Project that’s impacted residents’ lives and travels for months.

A new water main now supplies drinking water from the Big Canyon Reservoir down to Bayside Drive at Carnation Avenue in Corona del Mar.  The water transmission main serves multiple purposes: backing up supply to the local water system, improving water pressure, minimizing demand peaks and improving supply for fire protection.

The last phase of work requires one more significant road closure. Closures will occur from April 8 through 11 on a portion of westbound Coast Highway from Goldenrod Avenue to Macarthur Boulevard starting at 9:30 a.m. and ending by 9:30 p.m.

Local traffic may still move through Corona del Mar along Coast Highway up to Goldenrod Avenue. Westbound traffic will be detoured up Newport Coast Drive and up Marguerite Avenue to San Joaquin Hills Road during the closure period. Coast Highway will be open on the weekend.

If the daytime closure of westbound Coast Highway impacts traffic flow too much through Corona del Mar, the city may change the schedule to night work starting Wednesday, April 9.  The night work would continue into the week of April 14, with work hours of 8 p.m. to 6 a.m., weekdays only.

Upon completion of the work on Coast Highway, the contractor will continue construction efforts on Dahlia Avenue during normal 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. working hours Monday through Friday, and should be completed sometime in June.

Residents can contact Mike Sinacori at (949) 644-3330 or via email at [email protected] with any questions.


NBPD Running Team Takes First Place

For the tenth year in a row, the Newport Beach Police Department’s Running Team placed first in their category at the Baker to Vegas 120-Mile Challenge Cup Relay.

Running teams from 261 law enforcement agencies from around the world competed in the 30th annual relay that was held March 22 and 23.

The Newport Beach team has placed first in its category twelve times in the last fourteen years. This year, the team placed 1st in the 150 Division and 15th overall.

Twenty runners, four alternates, and a team of approximately 20 support personnel participated in the grueling race. The course included climbing over 5,000 feet in elevation and descending through the winding back roads of the Mojave Desert.

The non-stop race began 24 miles outside the town of Baker on Saturday afternoon at 5 p.m. and ended in Las Vegas, Nevada, on Sunday morning around 8 a.m. The team completed the event in an impressive 14 hours and 54 minutes.

“The discipline, mental toughness and physical fitness of these officers translated to their performance on this grueling race course. I am very proud of all the runners as well as the dedicated support crew who truly made this team effort possible,” said Chief Jay Johnson.

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