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By Andrea Swayne

The start of the new year will bring the start of the next phase of street improvement work on Del Prado Avenue from Ruby Lantern to Copper Lantern.

According to the city of Dana Point’s latest construction alert for Phase 2A of the Town Center Lantern District Streetscape Improvement Project, remaining work on Del Prado will take place from Jan. 5, 2015 through Jan. 23, 2015 following the completion of South Coast Water District’s underground water and sewer work, barring unforeseen weather or other issues.

Work will begin on the north/inland side of Del Prado beginning at Ruby Lantern, then on to median improvements up coast to down coast, followed by south/ocean side improvements beginning at Ruby Lantern.

Diseased tipu trees from both sides of Del Prado will be removed—to eventually be replaced with mature date palms—and traffic signals at the Del Prado/Amber Lantern and Del Prado/Violet Lantern intersections will be replaced with stop signs. Overhead lighting will remain until new lighting can be installed.

Del Prado inland side work includes demolition to allow for the construction of a new curb and gutter, underground electrical, sidewalk, trees, landscaping and lighting.

Construction of the Lantern District Archway is also set to begin.

The city’s Del Prado work is scheduled for completion by September 2015.

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  • Regarding the two-way traffic on PCH. What a disaster, the traffic is horrendous, if you want to get to Del Prado you have to go up PCH and wait for a long line to turn left. I will be avoiding this area from now on. BIG MISTAKE.

  • I understand that people from all over the world are heading to Dana Point to see the new palm trees. I have one concern–once all the bars and restaurants on Del Prado go out of business, where will the City Council members go for free drinks?

  • Looks great. Already took several walks, north segment is beatiful. Looking forward to completion and new residents and business, dana point will finally have a worthy downtown.

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