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    MARISSA ESPINO

    Community Relations Officer

    (714) 560-5607

    Transforming Beach Boulevard

    Overview

    A study to “Transform Beach” into a cohesive modern transportation facility is being conducted by the Orange County Transportation Authority (OCTA) and the State of California Department of Transportation District 12 (Caltrans). The Beach Boulevard Corridor Study of the 21-mile-long stretch of State Route 39 (Beach Boulevard) is assessing existing conditions, forecasting projections of future growth, and developing solutions ranging from enhanced pedestrian, bicycle, and transit facilities to improved signal synchronization. Once complete, OCTA and Caltrans will provide local agencies along Beach Boulevard with improvement alternatives that will guide and enhance local planning initiatives. The initiatives will support the future development and formation of a collaborative and seamless transportation corridor from the coast to Whittier Boulevard.

    Opinions Wanted

    Last May, OCTA and Caltrans asked Beach Boulevard users how to improve this major street. Now, we need your help to complete the study and are asking for your feedback one more time.

    Your Voice Was Heard

    Thank you to all whom participated in the May 2019 survey and helped OCTA and Caltrans with our efforts to transform Beach Boulevard. Please view the survey results.

    Beach Boulevard Corridor Study Map

    Background

    Beach Boulevard extends inland for more than 21 miles from the coast through Huntington Beach, parts of Orange County, Westminster, Garden Grove, Stanton, Anaheim, Buena Park, Fullerton, La Mirada, and finally ending in La Habra. It is predominately built-out with a mix of residential, business, and other developments that continue to grow, adding pressure on public transportation, public safety, and traffic circulation. In addition to local traffic, the route serves as an essential north-south commuter corridor and a major source of entertainment attractions, generating high traffic volumes of 26,000 to 83,000 vehicles per day.

    Project Status

    The study will be completed in February 2020 and engage public stakeholders during each phase from corridor assessment to final recommendations. The first round of public outreach will begin in spring 2019 and give public stakeholders the opportunity to give input on their thoughts and perspectives.

    1. What is the Beach Boulevard Corridor Study (Study)?

    The Orange County Transportation Authority (OCTA) and Caltrans will assess existing local conditions along Beach Boulevard and propose alternative solutions to improve traffic congestion, transit options, safety, and other issues which challenge the successful growth of this busy corridor. The project is funded by the California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) and other local sources.

    2. Where is the corridor?

    Beach Boulevard is the north-south portion of California State Route 39 (SR 39) which runs approximately 21 miles in length and spans nine corridor cities in Orange County. The Beach Boulevard Corridor Study limits are bound from Pacific Coast Highway to north of State Route 72 (Whittier Boulevard) in the City of La Habra and by approximately ½-mile to the east and west of Beach Boulevard.

    3. Why is the Study necessary?

    Since opening in 1934, Beach Boulevard has grown in use and diversity of uses along the corridor. The busy roadway also serves as a popular commuter route, which feeds into three, regional significant highways (Interstate 405, Interstate 5, State Route 91) as well as two locally significant thoroughfares (State Route 22 and State Route 72), encountering daily traffic volumes of 26,000 to 83,000 vehicles per day. The Study will be a first step to define a corridor-wide approach to use modern, best practices that address transit and traffic congestion issues and will serve as a planning guide for implementation by local jurisdictions.

    4. How will Caltrans, OCTA and the corridor cities use the results of the Study?

    OCTA and Caltrans will create a plan that will guide local jurisdictions in crafting policy and implementing development that complements the Study goals for the corridor. Upon completion, local jurisdictions will:

    • Become more informed on the physical characteristics and amenities, along the entire Beach Boulevard corridor,
    • Receive recommendations of uniform corridor themes and branding,
    • Be better equipped to enhance accessibility of pedestrian, bicycle, and transit infrastructure,
    • Be more equipped to improve connectivity between existing and planned transportation hubs, and
    • Use Study results to apply for funding for related projects within their city.

    5. How long is the Study?

    The Study is 18 months long and will conclude in February 2020.

    6. Where can I learn more about the Study?

    Stay informed and engage with the project by signing-up to receive news updates and invitations for upcoming meetings and events. You can also reach-out to Marissa Espino, OCTA Community Relations Officer at 714-560-5607 for further assistance.

    7. How can I get involved?

    Throughout the project, OCTA will be in the community and offering opportunities for the public to participate in the study.

    You can help transform Beach Boulevard by taking a short survey and offering your perspective on the Study area. The survey will be available in May.

    Resources

    Print versions

    Past Meetings & Events:

    • TBD

    Resources


    Overview

    Transforming Beach Boulevard

    Overview

    A study to “Transform Beach” into a cohesive modern transportation facility is being conducted by the Orange County Transportation Authority (OCTA) and the State of California Department of Transportation District 12 (Caltrans). The Beach Boulevard Corridor Study of the 21-mile-long stretch of State Route 39 (Beach Boulevard) is assessing existing conditions, forecasting projections of future growth, and developing solutions ranging from enhanced pedestrian, bicycle, and transit facilities to improved signal synchronization. Once complete, OCTA and Caltrans will provide local agencies along Beach Boulevard with improvement alternatives that will guide and enhance local planning initiatives. The initiatives will support the future development and formation of a collaborative and seamless transportation corridor from the coast to Whittier Boulevard.

    Opinions Wanted

    Last May, OCTA and Caltrans asked Beach Boulevard users how to improve this major street. Now, we need your help to complete the study and are asking for your feedback one more time.

    Your Voice Was Heard

    Thank you to all whom participated in the May 2019 survey and helped OCTA and Caltrans with our efforts to transform Beach Boulevard. Please view the survey results.

    Beach Boulevard Corridor Study Map

    Background

    Background

    Beach Boulevard extends inland for more than 21 miles from the coast through Huntington Beach, parts of Orange County, Westminster, Garden Grove, Stanton, Anaheim, Buena Park, Fullerton, La Mirada, and finally ending in La Habra. It is predominately built-out with a mix of residential, business, and other developments that continue to grow, adding pressure on public transportation, public safety, and traffic circulation. In addition to local traffic, the route serves as an essential north-south commuter corridor and a major source of entertainment attractions, generating high traffic volumes of 26,000 to 83,000 vehicles per day.

    Project Status

    The study will be completed in February 2020 and engage public stakeholders during each phase from corridor assessment to final recommendations. The first round of public outreach will begin in spring 2019 and give public stakeholders the opportunity to give input on their thoughts and perspectives.

    FAQ

    1. What is the Beach Boulevard Corridor Study (Study)?

    The Orange County Transportation Authority (OCTA) and Caltrans will assess existing local conditions along Beach Boulevard and propose alternative solutions to improve traffic congestion, transit options, safety, and other issues which challenge the successful growth of this busy corridor. The project is funded by the California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) and other local sources.

    2. Where is the corridor?

    Beach Boulevard is the north-south portion of California State Route 39 (SR 39) which runs approximately 21 miles in length and spans nine corridor cities in Orange County. The Beach Boulevard Corridor Study limits are bound from Pacific Coast Highway to north of State Route 72 (Whittier Boulevard) in the City of La Habra and by approximately ½-mile to the east and west of Beach Boulevard.

    3. Why is the Study necessary?

    Since opening in 1934, Beach Boulevard has grown in use and diversity of uses along the corridor. The busy roadway also serves as a popular commuter route, which feeds into three, regional significant highways (Interstate 405, Interstate 5, State Route 91) as well as two locally significant thoroughfares (State Route 22 and State Route 72), encountering daily traffic volumes of 26,000 to 83,000 vehicles per day. The Study will be a first step to define a corridor-wide approach to use modern, best practices that address transit and traffic congestion issues and will serve as a planning guide for implementation by local jurisdictions.

    4. How will Caltrans, OCTA and the corridor cities use the results of the Study?

    OCTA and Caltrans will create a plan that will guide local jurisdictions in crafting policy and implementing development that complements the Study goals for the corridor. Upon completion, local jurisdictions will:

    • Become more informed on the physical characteristics and amenities, along the entire Beach Boulevard corridor,
    • Receive recommendations of uniform corridor themes and branding,
    • Be better equipped to enhance accessibility of pedestrian, bicycle, and transit infrastructure,
    • Be more equipped to improve connectivity between existing and planned transportation hubs, and
    • Use Study results to apply for funding for related projects within their city.

    5. How long is the Study?

    The Study is 18 months long and will conclude in February 2020.

    6. Where can I learn more about the Study?

    Stay informed and engage with the project by signing-up to receive news updates and invitations for upcoming meetings and events. You can also reach-out to Marissa Espino, OCTA Community Relations Officer at 714-560-5607 for further assistance.

    7. How can I get involved?

    Throughout the project, OCTA will be in the community and offering opportunities for the public to participate in the study.

    You can help transform Beach Boulevard by taking a short survey and offering your perspective on the Study area. The survey will be available in May.

    Resources

    Resources

    Print versions

    Past Meetings & Events:

    • TBD
    Documents

    Resources


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