A long-awaited repaving and revamping of Sunflower Avenue between Bear Street and Harbor Boulevard should get underway this year, officials said.
The city is the lead agency on the $2.6-million improvement project being co-funded by the city of Santa Ana and developer C.J. Segerstrom & Sons. Costa Mesa and Santa Ana share the right of way on Bear, which serves as the border between them, and the developer owns land along the roadway.
Costa Mesa is to pick up more of the project cost, about $1.3 million, since a greater portion of the repair area is within its borders. Santa Ana is spending about $400,000, while Segerstrom is contributing $816,000. Voter-approved Measure M sales tax dollars will fund portions of the work.
"The spirit of cooperation between the property owner and the two cities is a way to get the work done in a timely manner," Costa Mesa Councilman Joe Erickson said.