Vehicular traffic and active transportation improvements planned
Pacific Coast Highway (PCH) through Huntington Beach is set to undergo a major makeover in the near future. New upgrades on PCH will look to improve active transportation to make the area more bike and pedestrian friendly, while improving the overall safety throughout this transportation corridor.
The funding for this project comes from the State’s transportation infrastructure improvement budget and about 90% of the $40 million allocated to Orange County will be dedicated to improvements along PCH.
The upgrades on PCH include:
- Fixes to uneven and worn-out pavement.
- Replacing traffic signals and traffic loop detectors, which are embedded in the street to indicate to the traffic signal when a vehicle is waiting.
- Adding Class II bike lanes and improved guardrails to enhance active transportation.
- Upgrades to concrete barriers to further protect pedestrians and cyclists.
- Modernizing the facilities in order to appropriately comply with the American Disabilities Act (ADA).