The Hazard Avenue Improvement Project will reconfigure the street to expand travel choices for all users. The project will accommodate through vehicles, add a new bikeway and provide for left-turns while providing better protected facilities for people bicycling or walking near homes, schools, parks, and retail establishments. The project is a partnership between the County of Orange and the cities of Garden Grove, Westminster and Santa Ana to enhance safety for all transportation users. With grant funding, the County is working with the cities to expand mobility options and provide a safer Hazard Avenue for everyone!
The Hazard Avenue Improvement Project will provide a through lane, a left-turn lane and add a protected bikeway in each direction. On-street parking will be provided in segments where it exists today and the bikeway or “cycle track,” will be placed between parked cars and the sidewalk, providing a more comfortable cycling environment for people of all ages and abilities.
- Increases safety for all transportation users
- Reduces speeding
- Enhances mobility
- Improves quality of life
- 3 cities connected
- 5 miles in length (approx.)
- 18 schools within 1 mile
- 90,000 residents within 1 mile
OC Public Works, the cities of Westminster, Garden Grove and Santa Ana and the Orange County Transportation Authority (OCTA) will host public meetings and other events for those interested in the project to engage with staff.
Date: Wednesday, December 12, 2018
Location: Irvine Intermediate School
10552 W. Hazard Ave., Garden Grove, CA 92843
Time: 6:30 pm – 7:45 pm
Date: Tuesday, January 22, 2019
Location: Westminster Chamber of Commerce
Miriam Warne Community Room
14491 Beach Blvd., Westminster, CA 92683
Time: 6:30 pm – 7:45 pm
In October 2017, project partners hosted “Redefine Hazard Avenue” – a fun interactive community event to raise awareness for the project that allowed residents to get a preview of the safety improvements by staging a temporary protected bikeway along Hazard Avenue. The event was part of the Southern California Associations of Government (SCAG) “Go Human” series. Learn more about the event here .
Grant funding has been secured to improve 5-miles of Hazard Avenue between Goldenwest Street and Harbor Boulevard through the cities of Westminster, Garden Grove, and Santa Ana. There is also a potential future bikeway link that will connect easterly from Harbor to the Santa Ana River, southerly on N. Jackson Street and easterly on Fifth Street.
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With public input, the County of Orange is looking to refine the initial design concept and use grant funding to construct the project in 2020*. Your input is requested to better determine the final design. *Santa Ana’s portion from Euclid to Harbor is scheduled for 2019.
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