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Streetscape improvement projects in the Lantern District continue to progress. 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 through June 19, although weather or unforeseen issues may impact the schedule.

Demolition for the medians has commenced between Ruby Lantern and Golden Lantern, and will continue this week. The median curbs will be poured between June 10 and June 12. When that happens, traffic will be moved to one side of the street, and some driveways will be closed. When the inland side curb is poured on June 10, the Post Office driveways will be closed on that day. The Post Office will be open, but patrons will have to park on the opposite side of the building and walk into the facility. Driveways to Dana Point Hardware and Jack’s Restaurant will also be closed at various times during the week of June 8.

Trees are currently scheduled to be planted on June 9 on the south side of Del Prado, from Ruby Lantern to Violet Lantern. Street light installation in that same segment of Del Prado was scheduled for June 3. Work to energize the new lights may occur over the next two Saturdays due to crew availability.

This second phase of the project will complete Del Prado Street 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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