OCTA Seeks Public Input on Improving Bristol Street

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OCTA Seeks Public Input on Improving Bristol Street

Study will look at improving traffic flow and public transit options on major street in central O.C.

ORANGE – The Orange County Transportation Authority is looking for public input on a study to determine how to improve traffic flow and the use of public transit on the Bristol Street corridor, one of central Orange County’s busiest streets.

As part of that study, OCTA will hold two upcoming open houses and is seeking public input through an online survey.

The brief online survey asks people who live, work or visit the area to rank preferred options for improving the street, such as enhanced bus service or other public transit options. Six alternatives will be included in the study, which aims to guide future improvements along the street.

The survey is available online at bristol-survey.com.

Two open houses, which will include staff members discussing Bristol Street and the study and answering questions, are scheduled for:

  • 10 to 11:30 a.m. Saturday, August 3
    Santa Ana Corporate Yard
    215 S. Central St. Santa Ana, CA 92703
  • 5:30 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, August 7
    South Coast Global Medical Center
    2701 S. Bristol St. Santa Ana, CA 92704

The study includes a more than 4-mile stretch of Bristol Street that runs from Santa Ana to Costa Mesa and includes parts of Irvine and Newport Beach. The street provides access to several key employment, shopping and educational destinations, including the Orange County Civic Center, Santa Ana College, South Coast Plaza and the South Coast Metro area.

It also provides connections to major transportation centers such as John Wayne Airport and the Santa Ana Regional Transportation Center, which serves Metrolink commuter rail and Amtrak Pacific Surfliner, and will be one of the end points for the OC Streetcar when it begins operating in 2022.

The Bristol Street study is expected to be complete in 2020. More information is available at www.octa.net/bristol.

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