Freeway Projects - I-5 Avenida Pico to San Juan Creek Road - Fact Sheet

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  • I-5 (Avenida Pico to San Juan Creek Road)

    Avenida Pico to San Juan Creek Road header

    This project was completed in 2018.

    The completion of a new carpool lane and improvements to the Avenida Pico Interchange, the I-5 South County Improvements Project is complete. This 5.7 mile project, a partnership between OCTA and Caltrans, extended the carpool lane in each direction of I-5 from between its prior terminus in San Juan Capistrano and San Clemente. The project also reconstructed the Avenida Pico interchange, adding dual left-turn lanes to both on-ramps and widening the northbound on-ramp to three lanes.

    Project Benefits

    • Added a carpool lane in both directions on I-5 between Avenida Pico and San Juan Creek Road
    • Improved the sight distance on the southbound horizontal curve north of PCH
    • Reconstructed the Avenida Pico interchange, including widening the northbound Avenida Pico on-ramp to three lanes
    • Provided dual left-turn lanes to northbound and southbound Avenida Pico on-ramps
    • Added a dedicated bicycle lane at Avenida Pico interchange to enhance countywide bicycle facilities
    • Added soundwalls where needed
  • At a Glance

    5.7 miles
    Affected Cities
    San Clemente, San Juan Capistrano, Dana Point
    Project Cost
    $232.1 million
    Funding Source
    OC Go, State and Federal funds
  • Avenida Pico to San Juan Creek Road Map
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