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Orange County Streets Get High Marks Thanks to These Projects

Orange County streets are routinely noted as some of the best in the state thanks to careful planning and strong partnerships between OCTA and the cities.

Nearly one third, or 32 percent, of OC Go is dedicated to improving Orange County’s 6,500 miles of roadways. OCTA works with all 34 cities and the County of Orange to preserve pavement, coordinate traffic signals, and improve busy streets and intersections. OC Go, also known as Measure M, is the county’s half-cent sales tax for transportation improvements.

The money collected is used to continue building an efficient and sustainable transportation network, with 43% going to improve freeways, 32% going to streets, and 25% going toward public transit.

Selected projects are highlighted here, some with before and after photos that depict major improvements.

OC Go also helps OCTA, the county’s transportation agency, leverage state and federal money to make improvements.

The funds that go specifically toward streets are distributed both through fair-share formula funding and through competitive grants, helping to fix potholes and resurface streets and to synchronize traffic signals in every community.

Since 2011, more than $1 billion has been invested in Orange County streets and roads to help everyone move safely and efficiently throughout the county whether driving, cycling, walking, sharing the ride or talking OC Bus.