From the Laguna Beach City Website
Laguna Canyon Road Widening at El Toro Road
The County of Orange will be adding a second outbound traffic lane on Laguna Canyon Road at its intersection with El Toro Road. This added through lane is intended to allow more outbound vehicles through the intersection. The improvement is expected to improve movement through the intersection at peak hours for both outbound traffic on Laguna Canyon Road and inbound traffic on El Toro Road. The project is actually a final phase of the Laguna Canyon Road Realignment project. Hillcrest Contracting has been hired to perform the first phase of work, which also includes a new traffic signal and curb ramps. Construction will begin after Labor Day and is scheduled to be completed in December. Work will take place during the day. The County is coordinating with CalTrans to avoid conflicts with the Caltrans Laguna Canyon Road Resurfacing project. Later phases of this project consist of widening the street north of El Toro Road and undergrounding the overhead utility lines.
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Laguna Canyon Road Resurfacing
Caltrans has hired All American Asphalt to resurface Laguna Canyon Road between Forest Avenue and the toll road. Construction will begin on weekdays after Labor Day and is scheduled to be completed in early November. In order to avoid traffic congestion and business access restrictions, most of the work will occur at night. Some work will take place during the day between Forest Avenue and Canyon Acres Drive, where there are fewer conflicts with businesses. The work generally will involve grinding the road surface to remove about one inch of asphalt and then placing a new layer of asphalt.