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RESOLUTION NO. 93 -77 <br />A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF NEWPORT BEACH <br />REQUESTING THE ORANGE COUNTY BOARD OF SUPERVISORS TO <br />INITIATE THE PROCESS TO DOWN GRADE ON THE MASTER PLAN OF <br />ARTERIAL HIGHWAYS (MPAH) THE CLASSIFICATION OF DOVER DRIVE <br />BETWEEN IRVINE AVENUE AND WESTCLIFF DRIVE FROM A PRIMARY <br />ARTERIAL TO A COMMUTER ARTERIAL; AND ALSO SUPPORTING THE <br />ORANGE COUNTY PLANNING COMMISSION RECOMMENDATION TO <br />DOWNGRADE EAST 19TH STREET BETWEEN NEWPORT BOULEVARD AND <br />IRVINE AVENUE, IN THE CITY OF COSTA MESA, TO A COMMUTER <br />ARTERIAL. <br />• WHEREAS, the City of Newport Beach has participated in a cooperative study with the <br />County of Orange, Costa Mesa, Fountain Valley and Huntington Beach to evaluate the Santa Ana <br />River Crossings (SARX) southerly of State Route 405 (the San Diego Freeway) and traffic <br />conditions in East Costa Mesa affecting East 19th Street between Newport Boulevard and Irvine <br />Avenue; and <br />WHEREAS, Dover Drive joins East 19th Street at Irvine Avenue and provides a <br />continuous route between Westcliff Drive and Newport Boulevard, and the SARX Study <br />projects similar traffic volumes for these routes, and <br />WHEREAS, Dover Drive between Westcliff Drive and Irvine Avenue is bordered by <br />residences, a public library and school along one side, and has a character similar to the residential <br />nature of East 19th Street, and <br />WHEREAS, the SARX Study shows that traffic volumes on East 19th Street between <br />Newport Boulevard and Irvine Avenue and on Dover Drive between Irvine Avenue and Westcliff <br />Drive do not warrant the current MPAH four lane arterial classification. These volumes are in the <br />6,000 to 11,000 vehicles per day range, which is a volume that can be handled by a commuter <br />arterial; and <br />WHEREAS, streets that have historically provided a link between perpendicular arterials <br />and are part of the arterial grid for the area should remain on the MPAH to avoid diversion of <br />traffic to parallel streets and out of direction travel; and <br />WHEREAS, on November 3, 1993, the Orange County Planning Commission took action <br />to recommend to the Orange County Board of Supervisors that the Orange County EMA be <br />directed to prepare the appropriate CEQA clearance in order to proceed with the downgrading of <br />East 19th Street between Newport Boulevard and Irvine Avenue to a commuter arterial; and <br />WHEREAS, Dover Drive, between Irvine Avenue and Westcliff Drive, and East 19th <br />Street have similar traffic and residential characteristics and are a continuous route. <br />NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that the City of Newport Beach supports the <br />November 3, 1993 action of the Orange County Planning Commission to downgrade East 19th <br />Street between Newport Boulevard and Irvine Avenue to a commuter arterial on the MPAH, and <br />BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the City of Newport Beach requests that because of <br />the similar traffic and residential characteristics and because of the continuous nature of the route, <br />that Dover Drive between Irvine Avenue and Westcliff Drive be considered, in the same <br />amendment to the MPAH, along with East 19th Street for downgrading to a commuter arterial ; <br />and <br />• BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the City of Newport Beach supports retaining both <br />East 19th Street and Dover Drive northerly of Westcliff Drive on the MPAH, as a commuter <br />arterial, because they provide for needed neighborhood circulation. <br />PASSED AND ADOPTED this 8th day of <br />I <br />City Clerk <br />I <br />1993 <br />l cz` -- <br />Tern City of Newport Beach <br />