The Lakeview Avenue overcrossing, part of the OC Bridges project developed by OCTA to separate vehicle traffic from trains, opened in early June.
OC Bridges overcrossings and undercrossings provide a faster, safer traveling experience for those driving along the Orangethorpe Corridor in Anaheim, Fullerton, and Placentia. Including Lakeview Avenue, five of the seven projects have been completed.
Approximately 70 trains use the Orangethorpe Corridor daily, causing delays and safety hazards, restricting emergency response and business access, and creating pollution and noise. Before the new bridge opened, drivers often had to wait 10 minutes for trains to pass.
“These OC Bridges crossings truly improve the quality of life of our residents and visitors by ensuring they spend less time sitting behind the wheel of their cars,” said OCTA CEO Darrell Johnson at the project’s grand opening.
Crossings at Orangethorpe Avenue, Tustin/Rose Drive, Placentia Avenue and Kraemer Boulevard have also been completed. The remaining two crossings at State College Boulevard and Raymond Avenue are expected to be finished in 2018. OC Bridges is partially funded by Measure M, Orange County’s half-cent sales tax for transportation improvements.