OCTA, in cooperation with Caltrans, is proposing to widen State Route 55 (SR-55) in both directions from just north of the Interstate 405 (I-405)/SR-55 Interchange to just south of the Interstate 5 (I-5)/SR-55 Interchange in the cities of Santa Ana, Tustin and Irvine. The project is currently in the environmental phase.
The Draft Environmental Document, also called the Draft Initial Study with Proposed Mitigated Negative Declaration/Environmental Assessment (Draft IS/EA), and other project documents were made available to the public on Nov. 25, 2015.
As a result of comments received during the public circulation of the Draft IS/EA, an additional alternative was included for study – Alternative 3 Modified – which includes:
A Supplemental Draft IS/EA has been prepared, which focuses on the analysis of Alternative 3 Modified. The Supplemental Draft IS/EA was released on April 3, 2017, and is available for public review and comment until 5 p.m. May 3, 2017.
The Supplemental Draft IS/EA and other project documents are available online at www.dot.ca.gov/d12/DEA/55/0J340/, and at the following locations during normal business hours:
The documents will not be available at the Tustin Library, as stated in the public notice, due to unforeseen circumstances that require the library to be closed for an unknown duration.
Do you have any comments about processing the project with a Supplemental IS/EA? Do you disagree with the findings of our study as set forth in the Proposed Mitigated Negative Declaration? Would you care to make any other comments on the project?
Please submit your comments in writing no later than 5 p.m., May 3, 2017, to:
Charles Baker, Senior Environmental Planner
California Department of Transportation, District 12, Environmental Analysis – Specialist Branch
1750 East 4th Street, Suite 100
Santa Ana, CA 92705
Email comments to D12SR55ImprovementProject@dot.ca.gov, or submit your comments at the public meeting, in an open house format, which will be held 6-8 p.m. Thursday, April 20, 2017, at the Delhi Center, 505 E Central Ave., Santa Ana, CA 92707.
The Draft IS/EA and other project documents released in November 2015 also are available online at www.dot.ca.gov/d12/DEA/55/0J340/.
Si prefiere recibir información en español, por favor llame a Paola Bassignana al 626-744-9872.
ABOUT THE PROJECT
The SR-55 between I-405 and I-5 has four general-purpose lanes and one continuous-access carpool lane in each direction. OCTA and Caltrans are conducting an environmental study for a project to add new lanes to the 4-mile stretch of SR-55 in northbound and southbound directions, between I-405 and I-5. These alternatives are being studied:
The SR-55 Project Outreach Team is available to make a presentation to your neighborhood, organization or business. Please contact us with requests, questions or comments at SR55info@octa.net or 800-724-0353. Or, sign up for our project email alerts by selecting the Stay Informed tab at the top of this page.
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