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Title: Main St./ Ellis Ave. Intersection Improvement Project

Applicant: City of Huntington Beach

Location: Main St. & Ellis Ave. Intersection

Report Summary

Negative Declaration No. 14-003 analyzes the potential environmental impacts associated with a proposal to modify and reconstruct the median island on Main St. and remove the traffic signal at the intersection of Main St. and Ellis Ave. to prohibit left turns on Main St. to and from Ellis Ave. Construction of the project would take two to four weeks. Construction activities would include extension/reconstruction of the median. The new medians would be between two and four feet wide (to match the existing) with no landscaping, and the estimated lengths would be approximately 30 to 35 feet wide for both segments. A striped break in the median is proposed to maintain Ellis Ave. as an emergency access route. The break would be approximately 40 feet wide or of a sufficient width to accommodate the needs of the Fire Department. Other project improvements include traffic signal and related equipment removal, repair and/or replacement of damaged sidewalk, accessibility upgrades to curb ramps at the corners of the intersection and restriping of the street lane configuration on Main St. and Ellis Ave. The project would not increase capacity of the streets. The project would not remove access to any surrounding properties. However, the way two adjacent properties (an existing Denny's restaurant and an existing gas station) could be accessed from Ellis Ave and Main St. would be changed.

The draft ND was available for public review and comment for 20 days, from Thursday, June 26, 2014 to Tuesday, July 15, 2014.

The ND was approved by the Zoning Administrator in August 2014. For Further information, please contact Jennifer Villasenor at 714-374-1661 /

For more information on project construction and schedule, please contact the Public Works Department at 714-536-5431.

Project Status: Adopted

Project Planner: Jennifer Villasenor

Last Updated: March 04, 2015


  1. Draft Negative Declaration No. 14-003

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