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More than 100 Attend I-5/El Toro Road Meeting

A meeting at Laguna Woods City Hall last month attracted more than 125 residents who turned out to learn more about a proposed project to improve freeway conditions.

OCTA, in partnership with Caltrans, proposes to modify the I-5 / El Toro Road Interchange to improve traffic flow, optimize traffic signalization, reduce queuing at freeway on- and off-ramps, and reduce congestion at and through local street intersections adjacent to the I-5 / El Toro Road Interchange within the cities of Lake Forest, Laguna Hills and Laguna Woods. The project is in the environmental stage.

During the open-house format public information meeting on July 25, the project team provided an overview of the project and the environmental process and introduced four potential build options.

Moving forward, the technical team will conduct traffic and environmental studies on the potential options and is expected to release a draft environmental document in summer 2019. If recommended, a potential build alternative may be approved by Caltrans in late 2019.

Learn more about the proposed project here.

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