Cities throughout Orange County will receive more than $35 million for street improvements and traffic street signal timing. Designed to ease traffic, these improvements are funded by OC Go (also known as Measure M), Orange County’s half-cent sales tax for transportation improvements.
OCTA awarded funding for eight projects that will improve and widen busy streets and intersections, totaling $23.4 million.
Six additional projects will receive funding to synchronize traffic signals to ensure drivers hit green lights more frequently during peak traffic hours. That funding totals $12.1 million.
“Even in these unprecedented times, it’s important that we continue working on Orange County’s transportation network and providing the funding necessary to keep Orange County moving,” said OCTA Chairman Steve Jones, also the Mayor of Garden Grove. “This is another great example of how OCTA partners with cities to put OC Go dollars to good use, and to keep our promises to voters.”
The cities receiving project funds include: Costa Mesa, Huntington Beach, Irvine, La Habra, Mission Viejo, Newport Beach, Orange, San Juan Capistrano, Santa Ana, Seal Beach and Yorba Linda.