Discuss Proposed Improvements to SR-57 on June 22

Please join us on Thursday, June 22, to learn about proposed improvements to the Orange Freeway (SR-57) between the exits of Orangewood and Katella avenues. OCTA, in partnership with Caltrans, is in the initial phase of evaluating the... read more

Learn about the I-605/Katella Avenue Interchange Project

OCTA, in partnership with Caltrans, has initiated an Improvement Project to enhance safety, smooth traffic flow, and improve pedestrian and bicycle pathways through the I-605/Katella Avenue interchange in the City of Los Alamitos.  The project is... read more

Completed Lakeview Crossing Improves Traffic Speed and Safety

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... read more

Travel on the 91 Express Lanes Requires a FasTrak® Transponder

Recently extended by 8 miles, the 91 Express Lanesis a four-lane toll road built into the median of State Route 91 that provides 18 miles of safe, reliable, and predictable travel in Orange and Riverside counties. All vehicles, including... read more

Improvements to the Costa Mesa Freeway Are Coming

The Costa Mesa SR-55 Freeway is one of the most heavily congested freeways in Southern California, and OCTA in partnership with Caltrans is planning to widen it. The agencies are evaluating options for improving SR-55 in both directions between... read more

The 405 Project: Behind the Scenes

The largest project in OCTA’s history, the I-405 Improvement Project will improve 16 miles of I-405 and add one regular lane in each direction from Euclid Street to I-605. It will also construct the 405 Express Lanes from SR-73 to I-605. This is the... read more

I-5 South County Improvements Project Makes Progress

The I-5 South County Improvements Project is making significant progress, with work on the longest segment of the project – from Avenida Vista Hermosa to Camino de Estrella – wrapping up by the end of April. Crews are laying final, permanent... read more

Millions Headed to Alleviate Orange County Traffic

OCTA is awarding $35 million through a Measure M competitive grants program to several local agencies to help ease traffic. Measure M is the county’s half-cent sales tax for transportation improvements. At its most recent meeting, the OCTA Board... read more

Now Open, 91 Project Will Improve Travel to Riverside County

On March 31, the Riverside County Transportation Commission (RCTC) commemorated the completion of its 91 Capital Improvement Project. The $1.4 billion project extends the 91 Express Lanes to the I-15 and adds capacity in each direction. The project... read more

Night Closures Continue on South County’s Avenida Pico

Avenida Pico under the I-5 freeway continues to be completely closed at night Monday through Friday as crews work on falsework. The closures are expected to continue through early April. The work is part of the $230 million I-5 South County... read more

The 405 Project: Behind the Scenes

Letting the Public Know The largest project in OCTA’s history, the I-405 Improvement Project will improve 16 miles of I-405 and add one regular lane in each direction from Euclid Street to I-605. It will also construct the 405 Express Lanes from... read more

SR-91 Corridor Projects Win Several Awards

The Orange County Chapter of the American Society of Civil Engineers recently selected the 91 Express Lanes Pavement Rehabilitation Project as the year’s Outstanding Construction Project. Over eight weekends, OCTA and Caltrans construction... read more

Onward and Upward: The 91 Express Lanes Fiscal Year 2015-2016 Annual Report

Now posted online, the 91 Express Lanes Fiscal Year 2015-2016 annual report examines the trajectory of smart fiscal leadership and significant annual milestones that have contributed to the success of the 91 Express Lanes and other transportation... read more

OCTA and Caltrans Construction Projects Move Forward on I-5

Construction crews will be closing the loop on-ramp from westbound Camino Las Ramblas to southbound I-5 for an extended period, beginning Friday, February 3. The ramp closure is part of the $230 million I-5 South County Improvements Project, which... read more

The I-405 Improvement Project: Behind the Scenes

The largest project in OCTA’s history, the I-405 Improvement Project will improve 16 miles of I-405 and add one regular lane in each direction from Euclid Street to I-605. It will also construct the 405 Express Lanes from SR-73 to I-605. This is the... read more

OC Bridges Underpass in Fullerton Partially Open for Travel

Through its OC Bridges Program, OCTA is working to improve traffic flow and safety on streets by building a series of bridges – both underpasses and overpasses – to separate cars from trains. These bridges will eliminate the need for commuters and... read more

OC Streetcar Rolls into Final Design Phase with FTA’s OK

Plans for Orange County’s first modern streetcar moved forward last week when the Federal Transit Administration issued a letter announcing its support for the project to officially enter the engineering phase. The letter signals the federal... read more

Getting to Know the Stakeholders along the I-405

As it moves forward on the I-405 Improvement Project, a major step in speeding travel for roughly 370,000 daily drivers between Costa Mesa and the Los Angeles County line, OCTA works hard to prepare project stakeholders far in advance prior to the... read more

Transportation Corridor Agencies Propose Connection to 91 Express Lanes

The Transportation Corridor Agencies (TCA), in coordination with Caltrans, is proposing to add a direct connector linking the northbound 241 Toll Road to the eastbound 91 Express Lanes and the westbound 91 Express Lanes to the southbound 241 Toll... read more

Moving Forward with Construction on I-5

An extended closure and pile driving are the latest steps toward the completion of a $230 million, 5.7-mile project to extend the I-5 carpool lanes from San Juan Capistrano to San Clemente. Currently closed, the Camino de Estrella loop on-ramp to... read more
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