Crews will begin working on the streets surrounding Fashion Island on Monday morning as part of a three-month project that will repave roads, replace curbs and gutters and construct new, ADA-compliant curb ramps.
The Fashion Island Area Asphalt Overlay and Slurry project will cost $1,886,120, according to the Newport Beach city website. EBS General Engineering, Inc. will perform the work that will include repaving “most every street in Fashion Island,” according to a city memo.
“The contractor will be phasing all work in order to minimize traffic congestion and impacts to the community and Newport Center businesses,” the memo states. City staff has met several times with representatives from the Irvine Company to coordinate the work, the memo states.
Construction will take place from 7 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Mondays through Fridays.
According to project information on the city website, the project includes removal and reconstruction of deteriorated concrete curbs, gutters and sidewalks.
“Newport Center Drive will be restriped to allow additional curbside parking,” the website states.
The project is expected to take 50 days, the website states.
The project will begin after two major community events in the area. Fashion Island streets will be closed Sunday morning for the start of the OC Marathon, and the same streets were closed last weekend for the March of Babies event.