Author: Roger Bloom
On March 15th, the Irvine Transportation Commission approved the location of a second pedestrian bridge over Jamboree Boulevard — this bridge at Alton Parkway. The first bridge over Jamboree Boulevard — at Michelson Drive — will soon be under construction.
Both bridges, plus up to two more in the coming years, are in the Irvine Business Complex (IBC) and are a start on fulfilling some of the resident-oriented improvements outlined in the 2010 “urban village” Vision Plan for the area. The traffic portion of that plan was updated in 2020.
The bridge at the Alton location, which would provide a link to the Diamond Jamboree Shopping Center, was recommended after extensive consultations with residents, business and property owners, the City’s public safety agencies, and other stakeholders.