Emerald Bay Community Association Safety Improvement Project

6 Documents in Project


SCH Number
Lead Agency
Orange County
Document Title
Emerald Bay Community Association Safety Improvement Project
Document Type
OTH - Other Document
Present Land Use
GP: 1B-Suburban Residential (Orange County) / 5.2-Recreation (Emerald Bay Local Coastal Program)
Document Description
NOTE: Response to Comments The project proposes to improve the Emerald Bay Community main entrance at PCH and Shamrock Road. The improvements consist of widening Shamrock Road ranging from 25-30 ft, the relocation and reconstruction of the existing guardhouse which will be relocated ~40 ft north of the existing location, grading of Shamrock Road and the adjacent slope to accommodate the widening of the road and landscaping. A traffic signal, a raised median at the intersection of PCH and Shamrock Road and street striping and signage will be constructed within the Caltrans right-of-way. A draft MND was originally circulated for public review on June 3, 2009. A number of refinements to the project have been included related to the proposed construction improvements within the Caltrans right-of-way on PCH. Specifically, the refinements include: widening PCH by 5' at the northbound right turn pocket, providing an 8' sidewalk area for the existing OCTA but stops on the northwest quadrant to meet ADA standards, revising roadway geometrics on PCH to maintain the existing 7' wide southbound right shoulder, revising the raised median island on PCH from 2' in width to 1' width, increasing the northbound right turn pocket from 14' to 16', increasing the southbound left turn pocket length from 200' to 250' and increasing the southbound acceleration lane pocket length from 300' to 400'.

Contact Information

Chris Uzo-Diribe
Agency Name
Orange County
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency


Laguna Beach
Cross Streets
Pacific Coast Highway / Shamrock Rd
Total Acres
State Highways
Hwy 1 (PCH)
Laguna Beach HS,Thurston MS,Top of the World ES
Pacific Ocean

Notice of Completion

Development Types
Other (roadway safety improvements, private entry reconstruction)
Local Actions
Coastal Permit
Project Issues
Agriculture and Forestry Resources, Air Quality, Coastal Zone, Cultural Resources, Drainage/Absorption, Geology/Soils, Hazards & Hazardous Materials, Hydrology/Water Quality, Land Use/Planning, Mineral Resources, Noise, Population/Housing, Public Services, Recreation, Transportation, Vegetation, Wildlife

Disclaimer: The document was originally posted before CEQAnet had the capability to host attachments for the public. To obtain the original attachments for this document, please contact the lead agency at the contact information listed above. You may also contact the OPR via email at state.clearinghouse@opr.ca.gov or via phone at (916) 445-0613.

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