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Project Highlights

These projects were chosen by the cities and County of Orange to highlight improvements to their communities. Along with OCTA, these longtime partners implemented transportation improvements that helped deliver on the promises of OC Go for the residents of Orange County.

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Regional Capacity Program
The Regional Capacity Program provides competitive funding for improvements on Orange County's Master Plan of Arterial Highways.
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Regional Traffic Signal Synchronization Program
The Regional Traffic Signal Synchronization Program provides competitive funding that allows a series of lights to turn green in advance of arriving traffic based on synchronized timers set to current traffic conditions and congestion levels.
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Local Fair Share
Local Fair Share funds are distributed via formula to cities and the County to preserve existing streets and roads and provide other transportation improvements based on the priorities and infrastructure needs of local agencies.
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Aliso Viejo
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Aliso Creek Road Regional Traffic Signal Synchronization

The project will coordinate signals along Aliso Creek Road from El Toro Road to Moulton Parkway in Laguna Niguel. Much-needed communications improvements are being made with upgraded controller equipment and fiber optics that will connect the signals to city hall.

Benefit: Aliso Creek Road is the city's longest and busiest street. Signal coordination will improve traffic flow and the upgraded communications will help ensure prompt response to any issues.

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Anaheim
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OC Bridges Program/Grade Separations

The projects reconstructed Kraemer Boulevard, Lakeview Avenue, Orangethorpe Avenue, and Tustin Avenue/Rose Drive in the cities of Anaheim and Placentia as overpasses and underpasses to separate BNSF railway tracks and roadway traffic.

Benefit: These structures eliminated the need for commuters and commercial vehicles to stop, wait and waste time at railroad crossings as freight trains pass by.

Minimizing delays helps improve the economy, environment and quality of life.

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Brookhurst Street Improvements from I-5 to SR-91

This project was selected for the Arterial Capacity Enhancement Program because it relieved congestion and added mobility while constructing necessary improvements including turn lanes, traffic signals, bikeways, intersections, sidewalks and soundwalls.

Benefit: The project helped reduce vehicular travel time and fuel consumption, enhanced traffic safety, mitigated traffic noise, and reduced storm water runoff with detention and infiltration basins.

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Brea
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Birch Street Signal Synchronization

The project upgraded signal control equipment to include fiber optic interconnect cable and synchronized traffic signals along Birch Street and Rose Drive from Brea Boulevard to Vesuvius Drive.

Benefit: Improved reliability of the aged traffic signal equipment and decreased the travel times along this heavily traveled east-west corridor.

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Buena Park
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Rosecrans Avenue Rehabilitation Project

This project removed and replaced asphalt pavement, curbs, gutters, sidewalks, wheelchair ramps, and added new bike lanes.

Benefit: The project enhanced the overall quality of life by replacing or rehabilitating infrastructure that is required for decades of future public use.

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Eighth Street Rehabilitation Project

This project removed and replaced asphalt pavement, curbs, gutters, sidewalks, wheelchair ramps, and added new bike lanes.

Benefit: The project enhanced the overall quality of life by replacing or rehabilitating infrastructure that is required for decades of future public use.

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Costa Mesa
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Bristol Street Rehabilitation Project

This street rehabilitation project also included protected bicycle lanes on Bristol Street between Randolph Avenue and Newport Boulevard. Protected bike lanes provide a separation between bicycle riders and vehicles and include a painted bicycle lane buffer, plastic flexible bollards, and other pavement markings.

Benefit: These improvements resulted in a complete street that serves all modes of transportation. The new Bristol Street active transportation improvements connect to existing bike lanes on Newport Boulevard and expand the city's growing bicycle network.

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Fairview Road Traffic Signal Synchronization Program

This project improved traffic signalization on Fairview Road from Garden Grove Boulevard in Santa Ana to southbound Newport Boulevard in Costa Mesa and included 13 signalized intersections, traffic signal upgrades, video cameras to improve bicycle detection and timing and communication upgrades.

Benefit: Improved traffic signaling benefited all modes of transportation and included additional crossing time for pedestrians and bicycles.

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County of Orange
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La Pata Extension

Involving adverse geological conditions, the project extended La Pata to provide direct connections among local communities including San Clemente, San Juan Capistrano, Rancho Mission Viejo, Mission Viejo, Ladera Ranch, and Las Flores. Improvements included two multipurpose water basins, a new traffic signal, two signal modifications and environmental mitigation measures.

Benefit : The project increased regional mobility and turned a 20-45 minute drive into a 5-10 minute drive by providing direct connections between local communities. It also offers new and faster access to retail centers, medical facilities, schools, recreational opportunities, and emergency evacuation routes.

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Cypress
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Valley View Arterial Street Rehabilitation Project

The project repaved a portion of Valley View Street from Orangewood to Katella and included asphalt repairs, utility adjustments, rubberized asphalt paving, traffic loops, and traffic striping.

Benefit: The project improved the most heavily traveled arterial in the city and provided smoother driving for the effective movement of people and goods through the city.

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Dana Point
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Annual Residential Resurfacing Project

This project repaired existing asphalt, installed new concrete gutters and landscaped traffic calming medians on La Cresta Drive at four intersection locations including Granada, Amber Lantern, Silver Lantern and Alcazar.

Benefit: This project allowed residents to enjoy attractive medians and reduced concerns about speeding on La Cresta Drive.

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Fountain Valley
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Citywide Traffic Signal Synchronization Program

The project provided transportation improvements including traffic signal timing and traffic signal equipment improvements along these corridors: Brookhurst, Magnolia, Talbert, Slater, Warner, Euclid and Harbor.

Benefit: This program minimized traffic congestion throughout the city.

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Fullerton
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OC Bridges Program/Grade Separations

The projects reconstructed Raymond Avenue and State College Boulevard as undercrossings to separate BNSF railway tracks from roadway traffic.

Benefit: These undercrossings eliminated the need for commuters and commercial vehicles to stop, wait and waste time at railroad crossings as freight trains pass by. Minimizing delays helps improve the economy, environment and quality of life.

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Loma Alta Area Infrastructure Improvements

This residential infrastructure project combined street rehabilitation with replacement of water and sewer pipes. Improvements replaced curbs, gutters and sidewalks and added ADA access ramps.

Benefit. To deliver a comprehensive street repair and rehabilitation program, the city prioritized street improvements to coincide with water main and/or sewer main installation whenever possible. The community reaped the benefits of improved roadway quality while addressing aged water pipe infrastructure.

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Victoria Drive Infrastructure Improvements

This infrastructure project combined local collector street reconstruction with water and sewer pipe replacement. The street is a primary route for student access to Troy High School, Acacia Elementary School and Cal State Fullerton and is also a Class III bike lane. Improvements replaced curbs, gutters, and sidewalks and added ADA access ramps.

Benefit: To deliver a comprehensive street repair and rehabilitation program, the city prioritized street improvements to coincide with water main installation and/or sewer main installation whenever possible. This project benefited the community by providing a safer roadway surface for both vehicles and bicyclists while also promoting the optimization of travel time, thereby helping to reduce carbon emissions and wear on personal vehicles.

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Garden Grove
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Haster/Lampson Traffic Signal Modification

The project consisted of installing new signal equipment, cabinets, poles, conduits, cables, vehicle video detection and emergency vehicle preemption systems. As part of the improvements, left-turn phasing was added for all directions, striping was modified and handicap ramps were constructed to meet ADA requirements.

Benefit: The project improved traffic flow and enhanced safety for vehicles and pedestrians.

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Valley View Street Reconstruction

During the reconstruction of Valley View from SR-22 to the city's northern limit, bus pads and median curbs were removed and replaced and a water-efficient drip irrigation system with drought tolerant plants were installed.

Benefit: The project significantly improved rider safety and the appearance of the arterial street and reduced maintenance.

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Euclid/Garden Grove Boulevard Intersection Improvement Project

The project constructed turn lanes and added improvements including curbs and gutters, driveway approaches, colored sidewalks, colored crosswalks, ADA ramps, fire hydrants and fire service installation, a fire department connection, landscaping and irrigation, and traffic signal modification.

Benefit: The project improved mobility and safety for all and added aesthetic appeal.

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Huntington Beach
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Atlanta Avenue Widening

This project widened the south side of Atlanta Avenue between Huntington Street and Delaware Street to comply with the primary arterial street classification in the General Plan Circulation Element. The street improvements provided an additional through lane and bike lane in each direction of travel.

Benefit: The project improved the efficient operation and safety of motor vehicles, bicyclists, and pedestrians.

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Irvine
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Irvine Center Drive/Edinger Avenue Signal Synchronization

The project developed, implemented, and monitored updated traffic signal synchronization timing along 9.3 miles on Irvine Center Drive/Edinger Avenue between Newport Avenue in Tustin and Protocol in Irvine and included 38 total signalized intersections.

Benefit: During weekday peak periods, travel time improved by approximately 18 percent, number of stops by over 25 percent, corridor average speed by up to 21 percent, and vehicle delay by over 22 percent. The results delivered a better travel experience for motorists and reduced vehicle emissions. Traffic signal modifications allow the city to allocate appropriate green time for each road user and promote reliable and efficient multimodal utilization of the corridor.

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University Drive Widening

The project widened University Drive between MacArthur Boulevard and Campus Drive from a four-lane roadway to a six-lane roadway and included bike lanes and sidewalk and ADA ramp improvements.

Benefit: This project served as a gap closure meeting the Master Plan of Arterials Highway classification and provided a consistent six-lane roadway. The project segment serves regional traffic with a direct connection to the SR-73 freeway and to UC Irvine campus.

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La Habra
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Whittier and Hacienda Intersection Project

The project improved traffic flow by widening lanes, adjusting lane alignment, and creating additional turn lanes on Hacienda Road.

Benefit: The project increased capacity in the intersection allowing better traffic movement.

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Laguna Beach
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South Laguna Street Slurry Seal and Rehabilitation

The project repaired and resurfaced all public roadways between Aliso Creek and the southerly city limits and included 30 streets and 850,000 square feet of pavement repair and slurry seal.

Benefit: The slurry seal surfacing rejuvenated the pavement and extended its lifespan by ten years, which protects taxpayer asset investments. Over the last decade, beach parking has increased significantly in some neighborhoods and new surfacing helps the roadways keep up with the increased traffic volumes.

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Laguna Hills
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CIP 101-K

This project involved resurfacing and rehabilitating the asphalt pavement surfaces of 64 residential streets within parts of Laguna Hills.

Benefit: The project restored drivability of residentials streets within the zones, extended street service life, and improved street aesthetics.

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Laguna Niguel
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Niguel Road Pavement Rehabilitation - Marina Hills to Highlands Resurfacing

Improvements included pavement grinding and removal, asphalt pavement overlay, concrete improvements for curbs, gutters, sidewalks and access ramps, adjustment of surface utilities and roadway marking, striping, and signing.

Benefit: Niguel Road is a significant east-west thoroughfare through the heart of the city. Keeping this roadway well-maintained enhances the quality of life for residents.

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Annual Resurfacing Program

The project included mobilization, traffic control, minor crack sealing, and removal and replacement of aggregate base material and an asphalt concrete section, and slurry application.

Benefit: The slurry seal enhances the quality of the roadway and preserves and extends the life of the pavement beyond its 20-year life cycle. Approximately 25% of the city's local streets were improved.

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Laguna Woods
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Moulton Regional Traffic Signal Synchronization Project

The project synchronized 37 traffic signalized intersections within Laguna Niguel, Laguna Hills and Laguna Woods.

Benefit: The project improved traffic flow on the regional Moulton arterial within these cities, especially during the rush hours.

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Lake Forest
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Rancho Parkway Gap Closure

The Rancho Parkway Gap Closure completed the connection of Rancho Parkway from Portola Parkway to Lake Forest Drive. The project constructed a new four-lane arterial roadway one-third of a mile through undeveloped land.

Benefit: This new roadway not only allowed for much shorter commute times along the foothills but also became the main entrance for the city's 80-acre sports park. Due in part to the improved access to Lake Forest and Mission Viejo, the Orange County Sheriff's Department placed their southeast substation on this roadway.

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Mission Viejo
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Oso Parkway Widening

Adding one travel lane in each direction brought Oso Parkway into conformance with the County's Master Plan of Arterial Highways. It also added landscaped parkways between the roadway and sidewalks to improve pedestrian safety.

Benefit: This project significantly reduced traffic congestion on one of the city's busiest roadways and improved aesthetics and pedestrian safety.

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Marguerite Parkway Traffic Signal Synchronization

The project coordinated more than 30 traffic signals along the entire length of Marguerite Parkway with infrastructure improvements such as state-of-the-art controllers, battery back-up systems and audible push buttons for pedestrians.

Benefit: Marguerite Parkway is the city's major north-south arterial roadway running the entire length of the city. The traffic signal timing greatly improved traffic flow and the infrastructure improvements improved signal network reliability and safety.

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Alicia Parkway Pavement Rehabilitation

The project included removal and replacement of deficient curb, gutter, sidewalk and access ramps followed by an asphalt rubber hot mix pavement overlay and the construction of a median refuge lane at an un-signalized intersection to improve safety.

Benefit: The city uses OC Go funds annually for pavement rehabilitation projects such as this to preserve the city's very good pavement condition and to make sure sidewalks and access ramps are safe and up to current standards.

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Newport Beach
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Newport Boulevard Widening

This project added lanes, introduced new bike lanes, and included real property acquisition to replace curbside public parking spaces eliminated by the roadway widening.

Benefit: This project increased vehicular capacity on Newport Boulevard, a heavily used arterial located adjacent to the beach. The new bike lanes improve access and safety and connect riders directly to the beach. New raised landscape medians improved aesthetics and safety for both vehicles and pedestrians.

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Orange
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Tustin and Meats Intersection Right Turn Lane

The project widened Tustin Street to accommodate a single right turn pocket from northbound Tustin Street to eastbound Meats Avenue. A bus bay will also be added on the south side of Meats Avenue.

Benefit: The project was the last corner of the Tustin Street/Meats Avenue intersection that needed improvement to accommodate high traffic volume to provide a safe, efficient and comprehensive circulation system to sustain the quality of life in the neighborhoods.

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Chapman Avenue at Tustin Street Right Turn Lane Improvements

Improving the last corner of the Chapman Avenue/Tustin intersection provided a safe, efficient and comprehensive circulation system that serves local needs and sustains quality of life in neighborhoods.

Benefit: Improvements to the last corner of the Tustin Street/Chapman Avenue intersection helped accommodate high traffic volume to provide a safe, efficient and comprehensive circulation system to sustain the quality of life in the neighborhoods.

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Placentia
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OC Bridges Program/Grade Separations

The projects reconstructed Kraemer Boulevard, Lakeview Avenue, Placentia Avenue, Orangethorpe Avenue, and Tustin Avenue/Rose Drive in the cities of Placentia and Anaheim as overpasses and underpasses to separate BSNF railway tracks and roadway traffic.

Benefit: These structures eliminated the need for commuters and commercial vehicles to stop, wait and waste time at railroad crossings as freight trains pass by. Minimizing delays helps improve the economy, environment and quality of life.

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Rancho Santa Margarita
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Los Alisos/Melinda Road Signal and Equipment Upgrades

This project synchronized the Los Alisos/Melinda Road Corridor and upgraded traffic signal equipment.

Benefit: Traffic flow improved on Melinda Road within Rancho Santa Margarita.

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San Clemente
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Camino Del Los Mares/ Camino De Estrella Median and Pavement Improvement Project

Improvements included cold milling and overlaying of the existing pavement, restriping the street to current standards, repairing curb, gutter, sidewalk, and medians and median landscaping.

Benefit: The project rehabilitated pavement, upgraded the traffic control system and increased vehicle and pedestrian safety.

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San Juan Capistrano
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Del Obispo Street Widening

The Del Obispo Street Widening Project eliminated a previous traffic bottleneck on the westside of Del Obispo Street from Calle Aspero to Paseo De La Paz by adding one lane, sidewalks and bike lanes.

Benefit: The project improved both the circulation and safety for pedestrians, motorists and cyclists that pass through one of the most traveled arterials in the city.

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Capistrano Villas Project

The project included asphalt overlay and repaired damaged sidewalks, curbs, and gutters, installed new ADA ramps, improved the intersection at Los Rios and La Zanja streets, added streetlights and raised the island for traffic channelization and pedestrian refuge.

Benefit: The Capistrano Villas project provided infrastructure improvements and benefits for the residents who reside in this neighborhood, as well as motorists and pedestrians who travel through this neighborhood.

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Santa Ana
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Bristol Street Improvements

All modes of transportation for pedestrians, bicyclists, transit vehicles, motorists and emergency vehicles have benefited from the addition of a travel lane with bus pull-outs, bike lanes, a sidewalk and parkway in each direction, ADA wheelchair ramps and pedestrian push buttons. A bioswale filters storm drain run-off and contributes an organic landscape theme to a fully built-out transportation corridor. Street lights improve visibility and safety.

Benefit: The project relieves traffic congestion, customizes traffic signal timing for better service, and improves visibility for pedestrians, bicyclists and motorists with Dark-Sky light fixtures that are bright on the ground yet reduce light pollution in the nighttime environment.

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Annual Citywide Local Streets Preventative Maintenance Program

Work included the replacement of asphalt concrete pavement, slurry seal resurfacing, crack sealing, striping, signage, and replacement of damaged concrete curbs, gutters, sidewalks, and curb ramps.

Benefits: These improvements have improved pavement condition, enhanced the visual appearance of the street, upgraded ride quality, and supported ADA standards. This preventative maintenance program has been a success story for Santa Ana. The annual repaving leverages public works dollars and allows the city to meet an important community need in a cost effective, efficient manner.

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Grand Avenue Improvements

Grand Avenue is a vital north/south transportation link that provides access to SR-55 and I-5. All modes of transportation for pedestrians, bicyclists, transit vehicles, motorists and emergency vehicles have benefited from the addition of a travel lane with bus pull-outs, bike lanes, a sidewalk and parkway in each direction, ADA wheelchair ramps and pedestrian push buttons. Additionally, a raised landscape median was installed to separate each direction of traffic and act as a traffic calming feature. New streetlights improve visibility and safety.

Benefit: The project relieves traffic congestion, customizes traffic signal timing for better service, and improves visibility for pedestrians, bicyclists and motorists with Dark-Sky light fixtures that are bright on the ground yet reduce light pollution in the nighttime environment.

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Seal Beach
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Seal Beach Boulevard Traffic Signal Synchronization

This project provided signal equipment upgrades and traffic signal timing along Seal Beach Boulevard.

Benefit: Overall traffic progression along this main artery in the city was improved. This is an ongoing effort to maintain pavement integrity through rehabilitation or resurfacing. Local Fair Share has allowed the city to maintain pavement and avoid costly full-depth pavement rehabilitation measures.

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Annual Local Street Paving and Slurry Seal

This is an ongoing effort to maintain pavement integrity through rehabilitation or resurfacing.

Benefit: Local Fair Share has allowed the city to maintain pavement and avoid costly full-depth pavement rehabilitation measures.

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Lampson Bike Trail Gap Closure Project

Bike lanes were added on eastbound and westbound Lampson Avenue and connected to the existing bikeway facilities.

Benefit: The added lanes encourage active transportation enhance safety.

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Stanton
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Citywide Street Improvement Project

Streets throughout the city received improvements, including safety repairs and new sidewalks.

Benefit: The project restored streets in severe disrepair and replaced worn and uplifted sidewalks.

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Tustin
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El Camino Real and Jamboree Road Modification

A second eastbound left-turn lane was added on El Camino Real to northbound Jamboree Road.

Benefit: The lane provides additional capacity to address the spillover of left-turning in a high traffic commercial area.

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Red Hill Avenue Widening and Raised Median Improvements

The project improved northbound Red Hill Avenue by adding a fourth lane and raised meridians.

Benefit: The additional lane provides traffic relief on local roads and accommodates SR-55 Freeway spillover. The meridians provide a vertical barrier between southbound and northbound traffic and a refuge for pedestrians when crossing Red Hill Avenue.

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Tustin Ranch Road Extension

This six-lane gap closure between Walnut and Warner avenues included bike lanes and sidewalks.

Benefit: The road filled the gap for more direct access to The District Shopping Center and provided essential backbone infrastructure for an area that was previously a Marine base.

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Westminster
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McFadden Avenue Street Improvement Project

Improvements included removing and replacing damaged curbs, gutters, driveway approaches, driveway connections, wheelchair ramps, sidewalks, bus pads, and repairing existing pavement.

Benefit: LaQuinta High School is located here and students, faculty, staff, local residents and motorists benefit from improved streets.

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Yorba Linda
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Bastanchury Road Widening From Lakeview Avenue to Eureka

This segment of Bastanchury Road was improved to its ultimate roadway width with two lanes in each direction and a two-way turn lane in the median. The project included curb, gutter, sidewalk, and, landscape improvements, retaining walls, and the relocation of SCE facilities.

Benefit: Expanding this road improved traffic circulation and new left turn lanes accommodated the demand generated by recent housing developments. The new sidewalk has made it safer for pedestrians and the addition of a bike lane has encouraged biking as an alternate transportation mode.

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La Palma Avenue Roadway Improvements West City Limits to Camino De Bryant

Improvements included new asphalt and ADA curb ramp upgrades.

Benefit: Overall mobility and motorist accessibility increased along a smoother driving surface that helps improve gas mileage and reduces wear and tear on vehicles. The roadway is key to several commercial/industrial offices and receives heavy use from commercial vehicles and is shared as a key route to residential neighborhoods. The resurfaced pavement extended the roadway's useful life by at least 15 years.

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