Superior Avenue Pedestrian / Bicycle Bridge and Parking Lot
This project is located at the intersection of Superior Avenue and West Coast Highway and involves the construction of a new pedestrian/bicycle bridge across Superior Avenue and a larger parking lot with 129 parking spaces. The adjacent Sunset Ridge Park, which was completed in December 2014, is a 13.7-acre active park with a baseball field and two soccer fields. Unfortunately, due to California Coastal Development Permit constraints associated with the Sunset Ridge Park development, on-site parking was not included with the development of the park. Visitors to Sunset Ridge Park currently park at the existing parking lot on the southeast side of Superior Avenue. The existing parking lot only has 64 parking spaces and does not provide adequate parking for larger organized sporting events. The primary goals of this project are to increase parking and improve pedestrian and bicycle safety and access to Sunset Ridge Park.
Proposed improvements include the following:
- New pedestrian/bicycle bridge approximately 210 feet long and 12 feet wide overcrossing Superior Avenue
- New larger parking lot with 129 parking spaces
- Extension of Sunset View Park (additional open space)
- Earthwork, grading, retaining walls, storm drain and lighting
- Landscape and irrigation improvements
- Amenities including a drop-off area, bicycle fix-it station, and a drinking water fountain
Project Status (Updated 4/24/2023):
On November 29, 2022, the City awarded the construction contract to Reyes Construction, Inc. Construction activities started in March 2023. The existing parking lot, vegetation and most of the existing retaining walls have been removed. The contractor is currently focusing on the bridge pile foundations. To facilitate this work on the Sunset Ridge Park side, temporary striping, bike and pedestrian detours, and lane closures on Superior Avenue are required to accommodate large equipment such as cranes, water tanks, and a drill rig.
Upon completion of the foundations, temporary support and formwork for the concrete bridge (also known as falsework) will be installed across Superior Avenue. Setting up the falsework, which should take approximately two weeks, will require full road closure of Superior Avenue. Traffic detours will be in place. To minimize public inconvenience, falsework installation will be completed during nighttime hours. We request residents and visitors to observe all traffic restrictions. You are also encouraged to visit this City project webpage (www.newportbeachca.gov/superiorbridge) regularly for the most up-to-date project information.
Rendering: View from Superior
Public Works Department
Andy Tran, P.E.