Title: Brookhurst Street and Adams Ave. Intersection Improvements Project
Applicant: City of Huntington Beach
Location: Brookhurst/Adams Intersection
The Draft EIR analyzes the potential environmental impacts associated with a proposal by the City of Huntington Beach to widen the Brookhurst Street/Adams Avenue intersection in all directions. The proposed project would add travel lanes on both roadways. The following new travel lanes are proposed: two additional northbound right-turn lanes (Brookhurst Street); one additional southbound right-turn lane (Brookhurst Street); one additional eastbound through lane (Adams Avenue); and one additional westbound through lane (Adams Avenue). In addition, the project improvements are required to improve intersection level of service per the analysis in the recently updated General Plan Circulation Element.
An initial catalyst for the project was the requirements of a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU), signed in 2006, between the Ciities of Costa Mesa, Fountain Valley, and Huntington Beach and the Orange County Transportation Authority. The MOU establishes a multi-jurisdictional approach to alleviating traffic congestion along the Garfield Avenue and Gisler Avenue corridors and identifies numerous improvements within the area to be implemented by the MOU cities in lieu of constructing the Garfield-Gisler Bridge Crossing. As specified in the MOU, the widening of the Brookhurst Street and Adams Avenue intersection is one of the improvements. The proposed intersection widening would require right-of-way (ROW) acquisition on all four legs of the intersection on both sides of each street. The proposed project would require approximately 31,230 square feet of ROW acquisition, predominantly from commercial properties but with one partial residential land acquisition (approximately 143 square feet). The limits of construction on Brookhurst Street will be approximately 1,000 feet north of Adams Avenue and 800 feet to the south. The limits of construction along Adams Avenue will be approximately 1,300 feet to the west of Brookhurst Street and 1,200 feet to the east.
The EIR was approved by the City Council in January 2014.
The proposed street improvement and intersection project would occur in a single phase, with construction activity taking place on all four quadrants of the intersection concurrently.
For more information on the project, including construction schedule, please contact the Public Works Department at (714) 536-5431.
*The City released the NOP/IS on January 31, 2013. There was a typographical error in one address in the document that has been corrected as of February 5, 2013. The file above is the corrected document. The corrections affected three pages: Page 3, 4, and 11.
Project Status: Adopted
Project Planner: Jennifer Villasenor
Last Updated: May 18, 2015