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Crews are shown on June 8, installing palm trees and constructing the new median in front of The District Salon and Jack's Restaurant on Del Prado Avenue. Photo: Andrea Swayne
Crews are shown on June 8, installing palm trees and constructing the new median in front of The District Salon and Jack’s Restaurant on Del Prado Avenue. Photo: Andrea Swayne

By Allison Jarrell

As the city of Dana Point’s Pacific Coast Highway/Del Prado Avenue Streetscape Improvement Project in the Lantern District progresses, construction work will continue on Del Prado Street between Ruby Lantern and Copper Lantern/PCH, and on the Del Prado entry archway and PCH banner poles, said City Engineer Matthew Sinacori via the city’s weekly update.

The upcoming construction projects, listed below, will take place from June 22 through July 10, although weather or unforeseen issues may impact the schedule.

Parkway improvements will continue on Del Prado from Violet Lantern to Golden Lantern, with placement of underground electrical and irrigation nearly complete. The city’s contractor expects to pour sidewalk and place trees and street lights during this period.

Fabrication of the Lantern District archway and other components will continue off site. The archway is scheduled to be placed on the towers prior to the July 4 holiday.

As residents have likely seen, concrete median curbs have been installed and the one lane of traffic along with parking on one side of Del Prado is being maintained. Work in the medians during this period includes irrigation, backfill with planting material, placement of trees and electrical improvements.

Work has commenced on Golden Lantern north of PCH to finish the storm drain improvements, which will result in connecting two existing catch basins to a new storm drain that was installed on PCH during the first phase of the project.

This second phase of the project will complete Del Prado Avenue from Ruby Lantern to Copper Lantern, helping to create the pedestrian-friendly, mixed use environment for shopping, dining and socializing envisioned in the Town Center Plan.

Construction work began Jan. 5, following completion of SCWD’s underground water and sewer work. Work on PCH between Crystal Lantern and Blue Lantern and Del Prado between PCH and Ruby Lantern has been completed. Del Prado construction is set for completion in Sept. 2015.

Construction alerts provide the most current information for the project, and frequent email blasts are sent if additional work occurs. To subscribe to the alerts, email Contact Sinacori at 949.248.3574 or for more information.


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