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

Major 91 Express Lanes Paving Completed in Record Time

For the first time in its 21-year history, the entire 91 Express Lanes has been repaved. Working together, agencies, project management partners and the construction contractor finished major repaving in only 8 weekends rather than the 10 weekends... read more

Work Suspended on the 91 Express Lanes during Thanksgiving Weekend

Those who rely on the 91 Express Lanes have another reason to be thankful on Thanksgiving. In honor of the holiday, no repavement work will be performed. Barring unforeseen weather or operational delays, major paving is now on track to be completed... read more

OCTA Awards $1.2 Billion Contract for I-405 Project

At its most recent meeting, the OCTA Board of Directors selected OC 405 Partners to design and construct the I-405 Improvement Project, a major step in speeding travel times for roughly 370,000 daily drivers between Costa Mesa and the Los Angeles... read more

Weather Permitting, 91 Express Lanes Repaving Will Continue Nov. 4

Work on the westbound 91 Express Lanes is scheduled to resume Friday, Nov. 4 through Monday, Nov. 7 following a weather-related suspension the previous weekend. The 91 Weekend Shift will continue each weekend, except for the Nov. 11 Veterans Day... read more
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