SR-55 (I-5 to SR-91)

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  • SR-55 (I-5 to SR-91)

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    CHRISTINA PIRRUCCELLO

    Associate Community Relations Specialist

    (800) 724-0353

    Project Overview

    The Costa Mesa (SR-55) Freeway is one of the most heavily congested freeways in Southern California, and future demand is only expected to increase congestion. The SR-55 serves as a vital link to other major freeway systems within Orange County, and it is the only freeway providing a direct north-south connection between Central Orange County and the Coastal Region. Currently, the SR-55 between Interstate 5 (I-5) and State Route 91 (SR-91) has three to four general purpose lanes, one carpool lane and some auxiliary lanes in each direction. This project proposes to improve mobility and reduce congestion, increase freeway capacity and improve traffic operations.

    The draft environmental documents for the proposed SR-55 (I-5 to SR-91) Improvement Project are available for public review and comment.

    The Orange County Transportation Authority and the California Department of Transportation would like to invite the community to learn more about the proposed project at a public hearing in an open house format.

    6-8 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 16
    Orange Public Library
    Community Rooms A/B
    407 E. Chapman Ave., Orange

    The purpose of the proposed project is to improve mobility, reduce congestion, increase freeway capacity and improve traffic operations. Come out and meet the project team, view exhibits, discuss study results and share comments.

    The public comment period is from Sept. 30 to Oct. 30.

    Members of the public will be able to make comments in writing or verbally to a licensed court reporter.

    The Draft Environmental Document (DED) will be available for review and comment at the public hearing or requested electronically at D12SR55NorthProject@dot.ca.gov. The DED is also available at the following libraries:

    Orange Public Library
    407 East Chapman Avenue, Orange
    Santa Ana Public Library
    26 Civic Center Plaza, Santa Ana
    Charles P. Taft Branch Library
    740 East Taft Avenue, Orange
    Tustin Branch Library
    345 East Main Street, Tustin

    If you are unable to attend the public hearing, comments can also be:

    • Emailed to D12SR55NorthProject@dot.ca.gov, or
    • Mailed to Charles Baker, Caltrans District 12, Division of Environmental Analysis, 1750 E. 4th Street, Suite 100, Santa Ana, CA 92705

    Individuals who require special accommodations can contact Caltrans’ Public Affairs Office at (657) 328-6000.


    About the Project

    The proposed project would add one general purpose lane (regular lane) in each direction on SR-55 between I-5 and SR-22 and provide operational improvements at various locations on SR-55 between SR-22 and SR-91. The project is in the environmental phase and includes a Build and No Build Alternative. The Build Alternative includes:

    • Adding a regular lane in each direction between I-5 and SR-22;
    • Modifying southbound on- and off- ramps at Katella Avenue;
    • Modifying southbound off-ramp at Lincoln Avenue; and
    • Modifying northbound and southbound off-ramps at Fourth Street

    Community Outreach

    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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    Overview

    Project Overview

    The Costa Mesa (SR-55) Freeway is one of the most heavily congested freeways in Southern California, and future demand is only expected to increase congestion. The SR-55 serves as a vital link to other major freeway systems within Orange County, and it is the only freeway providing a direct north-south connection between Central Orange County and the Coastal Region. Currently, the SR-55 between Interstate 5 (I-5) and State Route 91 (SR-91) has three to four general purpose lanes, one carpool lane and some auxiliary lanes in each direction. This project proposes to improve mobility and reduce congestion, increase freeway capacity and improve traffic operations.

    Details

    The draft environmental documents for the proposed SR-55 (I-5 to SR-91) Improvement Project are available for public review and comment.

    The Orange County Transportation Authority and the California Department of Transportation would like to invite the community to learn more about the proposed project at a public hearing in an open house format.

    6-8 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 16
    Orange Public Library
    Community Rooms A/B
    407 E. Chapman Ave., Orange

    The purpose of the proposed project is to improve mobility, reduce congestion, increase freeway capacity and improve traffic operations. Come out and meet the project team, view exhibits, discuss study results and share comments.

    The public comment period is from Sept. 30 to Oct. 30.

    Members of the public will be able to make comments in writing or verbally to a licensed court reporter.

    The Draft Environmental Document (DED) will be available for review and comment at the public hearing or requested electronically at D12SR55NorthProject@dot.ca.gov. The DED is also available at the following libraries:

    Orange Public Library
    407 East Chapman Avenue, Orange
    Santa Ana Public Library
    26 Civic Center Plaza, Santa Ana
    Charles P. Taft Branch Library
    740 East Taft Avenue, Orange
    Tustin Branch Library
    345 East Main Street, Tustin

    If you are unable to attend the public hearing, comments can also be:

    • Emailed to D12SR55NorthProject@dot.ca.gov, or
    • Mailed to Charles Baker, Caltrans District 12, Division of Environmental Analysis, 1750 E. 4th Street, Suite 100, Santa Ana, CA 92705

    Individuals who require special accommodations can contact Caltrans’ Public Affairs Office at (657) 328-6000.


    About the Project

    The proposed project would add one general purpose lane (regular lane) in each direction on SR-55 between I-5 and SR-22 and provide operational improvements at various locations on SR-55 between SR-22 and SR-91. The project is in the environmental phase and includes a Build and No Build Alternative. The Build Alternative includes:

    • Adding a regular lane in each direction between I-5 and SR-22;
    • Modifying southbound on- and off- ramps at Katella Avenue;
    • Modifying southbound off-ramp at Lincoln Avenue; and
    • Modifying northbound and southbound off-ramps at Fourth Street

    Community Outreach

    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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