The Orange County Sanitation District’s contractor (Kiewit Construction) on the Newport Force Main Rehabilitation project is working on Pacific Coast Highway near the Newport Boulevard bridge.
During construction, crews encountered deeply buried concrete and timber foundations believed to be from a previous bridge. The contractor’s crews must now work around-the-clock to remove the obstruction and get the sewer project back on schedule.
Westbound traffic will be down to one lane except during peak traffic hours for the remainder of the week, possibly extending through next week.
The southbound Newport Boulevard ramp to Coast Highway will be closed from 7 p.m. to 3 p.m. through March 20. Detour to Hospital Road to Superior Boulevard to access Coast Highway. See Map below…