The City of Laguna Beach is pleased to announce the completion of Phase 1 of the Village Entrance Project.
The Village Entrance Project focuses on providing enhanced pedestrian safety, improved traffic flow and new public open space.
The project site is located along Laguna Canyon Road from Forest Avenue to Art-A-Fair.
“This newly renovated area brings beauty and an environmentally friendly design to our Civic Arts District with parking, walkways, benches, bike racks and green space to be enjoyed by residents, downtown business patrons and visitors to our summer festivals,” said Laguna Beach Mayor Bob Whalen.
“The Laguna Beach Public Works Department has worked tirelessly on the first phase of this project and has ensured its completion on time and on budget,” said Laguna Beach City Manager John Pietig.
New Parking Lot 10 (adjacent to Art-A-Fair)
A New Pedestrian Bridge at Lot 10
New Parking Lot 11 (at the corner of Forest Avenue and Broadway)
Two electric vehicle charging stations in Lot 11
Wide Multi-Use Trails along Laguna Canyon Road
made from decorative concrete and decomposed granite to create a pedestrian-friendly environment, including many bicycle racks and rammed-earth seat wall benches
Extensive Landscaped Planting Areas
Including the planting of 75 new trees, 3,250 shrubs and 50 flats of ground cover
New Wider Vehicular
Parking Circulation and Better Separate Vehicles from Pedestrians and Cyclists
Water Quality Features such as Basins and Permeable Pavers
Upgraded decorative fencing along the drainage channel to replace the chain link fence
370 Vehicle Parking Spaces
Eight motorcycle Parking Spaces
104 Bicycle Parking Spaces and 104 bicycle parking spaces,”
Shohreh Dupuis, Assistant City Manager and Director of Public Works stated that “The Village Entrance Project’s new bridges, wider walking trails and paved access roads will improve pedestrian, bicyclist and driver safety at one of the busiest intersections in town and address a need to improve this area that has been debated for more than 30 years.”
The project will now break for the summer of 2019 and resume in September of 2019 with an expected completion by summer of 2020.
For more information please visit The Laguna Beach Village Entrance Project Online Site