Two major Orange County transportation improvement projects have been forwarded to the federal government as part of a priority list of key infrastructure projects across the nation recommended for federal funding. Assembled by the National Governors Association (NGA) at the request of the Trump administration, the list includes the I-405 Improvement Project, which runs from SR-73 in Costa Mesa to the county’s border with Los Angeles, and the OC Streetcar, which will travel through the cities of Santa Ana and Garden Grove.
Both OCTA-led projects are partially funded by Measure M, Orange County’s half-cent sales tax for transportation improvements.
The list of California projects was assembled by Office of the Governor in response to a request from the NGA for large infrastructure projects that are ready to be built in the near future. Both projects are in the advanced planning stages and are set to begin construction later this year (I-405) or next (OC Streetcar).
Developed in conjunction with the California State Transportation Agency to represent projects from all parts of the state, the list includes planned improvements to freeways, transit systems, bridges, ports and levees, among other infrastructure.
In all, more than 50 projects representing more than $100 billion in infrastructure improvements are included on the list.