Temporary Traffic Switch on I-5 in San Clemente

Beginning this week, for up to three months drivers will need to use different routes to access areas near the Camino de Estrella interchange as part of the South County Improvements in San Clemente. Motorists using the Camino de Estrella on-ramp... read more

91 Express Lanes Repavement Nears Halfway Mark

Following four weeks of smooth paving and early completions, the 10-week repavement project on the 91 Express Lanes between SR-55 in Anaheim and Orange County/Riverside County line is nearing the halfway mark. Paving in the eastbound direction is 75... read more

91 Express Lanes Pavement Rehab Off to Good Start

The pavement rehabilitation of the 91 Express Lanes got off to a great start during the first two weekends of a 10-weekend closure when the lanes reopened 2 hours ahead of schedule on September 12 and 19. To continue delivering a smooth, safe journey... read more

Improvements Will Partially Close the 91 Express Lanes for 10 Weekends

For more than 20 years, the 91 Express Lanes has helped people connect with life’s most important moments. Each year, motorists take nearly 13 million trips on this 10-mile stretch of road in the median of SR-91 between Orange and Riverside... read more

I-5 South Improvements to Temporarily Affect San Juan Capistrano Travel This Weekend

As part of the I-5 South County Improvements Project, on August 19 and 20 southbound traffic will be transitioned onto the new I-5 bridge over Avenida Pico. From Friday, August 19 to Saturday, August 20, the switch will require significant lane... read more

OCTA Public Outreach Team Shares I-405 Improvement Project News and Opportunities

OCTA's I-405 Project Public Outreach Team met recently with the Vietnamese American Chamber of Commerce as part of its mission to share information about upcoming improvements along the I-405. As a member of the Vietnamese American Chamber of... read more

Synchronized Signals Keep OC Traffic Flowing

Since 2008, OCTA has helped motorists move smoothly through Orange County by synchronizing traffic signals to improve the flow of traffic. Funded by Measure M, Orange County’s half-cent sales tax for transportation improvements, the Regional Traffic... read more

Questions about the 405? The OCTA Public Outreach Team Has Answers

During the next five to six years, the I-405 Improvement Project will be implemented. The project is designed to improve a 16-mile corridor between Los Alamitos and Costa Mesa. OCTA, in cooperation with Caltrans, will add one regular lane in each... read more

Improvements Continue in I-5 South County

Crews have hit some significant milestones over the last month on the I-5 South County Improvements Project, a $230 million effort that extends the carpool lane from San Juan Capistrano to San Clemente and reconstructs the Avenida Pico interchange.... read more

OCTA Shares Information about the I-405 Project

To build awareness about the I-405 Project, the OCTA outreach team is sharing information with groups and businesses along the 16-mile project corridor from Los Alamitos to Costa Mesa. At the Fountain Valley Senior Expo, more than 150 people stopped... read more

Two 91 Freeway Improvements Ease Commute Times and Enhance Safety

At a ceremony earlier this month, OCTA and Caltrans, along with the cities of Anaheim and Fullerton, marked the completion of two 91 freeway projects that will improve traffic flow and enhance safety. OCTA Chair Lori Donchak and CEO Darrell Johnson... read more

Funding for Local Trolleys and Shuttles

Cities throughout Orange County will receive funding for local trolleys and shuttles following the OCTA Board’s approval of $26.7 million for community-based transit circulators that serve specific public transit needs. The funding comes from Measure... read more

I-405 Project Moves Forward with Initial 405 Express Lanes Toll Policy Approval

At its most recent meeting, the OCTA Board approved the initial 405 Express Lanes toll policy. The I-405 Project will improve 16 miles of I-405 between the SR-73 freeway in Costa Mesa and I-605 near the L.A. County line. The project includes adding... read more

OCTA Celebrates the Completion of Two More OC Bridges Projects

On May 17, transportation and city officials marked the completion of the Orangethorpe Avenue and the Tustin/Rose overpasses. Both are part of the overall the $630 million O.C. Bridges program, which is separating cars and people from freight trains... read more

Project Will Improve I-5 Congestion in Santa Ana, Orange and Tustin

A project to improve traffic congestion on I-5 between SR-55 and SR-57 is moving forward. The section of I-5, used by more than 390,000 motorists each day, is currently subject to delays that are expected to increase over time. By 2030, the number of... read more

Lane Improvements Ease Travel on SR-91 in Anaheim

After opening to the public last weekend, an auxiliary lane project is improving travel conditions and increasing safety for drivers along westbound SR-91 through the SR-55 interchange. The nearly 2-mile project area spans from approximately Lakeview... read more

How the 5 Freeway Made Orange County Suburban

Built between 1950 and 1960, Interstate 5 (I-5) lured aerospace firms, millions of residents, and a Magic Kingdom to once-rural Orange County. Travel back in time with a little history and great vintage graphics from kcet.org. Since the I-5 debuted,... read more

Ramp Closures Begin May 13 in South County

A 55-hour closure of the Camino de Estrella on-ramp to southbound I-5 is scheduled to begin Friday, May 13, for paving activities necessary to proceed to the next stage of construction. Work at the interchange is part of the $230 million I-5 South... read more

OCTA Receives Information Pertaining to the I-405 Express Lanes Toll Policy

Over the past few months, OCTA’s traffic and revenue consultant, Stantec, has been compiling forecasts for traffic volumes and potential revenues for the I-405 Express Lanes. Stantec presented its initial findings at the Board meeting on April 25. ... read more

More Than $50 Million in Measure M Funds Awarded to Improve OC Traffic

At its most recent meeting on April 11, the OCTA Board of Directors awarded more than $50 million to Orange County cities for 19 projects that will improve and widen busy streets and intersections. Seven additional projects will receive funding... read more
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