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$40 Million Available for Projects That Help Ease Traffic in Orange County

OCTA issued its annual call for projects aimed at improving traffic flow and reducing congestion in Orange County.

Approximately $32 million is available through the Regional Capacity Program, which funds intersection improvements and other projects to help reduce congestion. An additional $8 million is available through the Regional Traffic Signal Synchronization Program, which provides funding to time traffic lights on long stretches of street that can run through multiple cities throughout the county.

Cities and the county can propose projects through both competitive programs, which are funded by OC Go, Orange County’s half-cent sales tax for transportation improvements, also known as Measure M.

Project applications are due by Oct. 21 and are expected to be selected in May 2022.