FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Jan. 20, 2014
FOR MORE INFORMATION: Joel Zlotnik (714) 560-5713/Eric Carpenter (714) 560-5697
WHAT: Transportation officials will “whip congestion” with a $275 million project adding carpool lanes between San Clemente and San Juan Capistrano. The project is funded by Measure M, the half-cent sales tax approved by Orange County voters.
WHEN: 2 p.m. to 3 p.m., Wednesday, Jan. 29
WHERE: Capistrano Unified School District
North Parking Lot
33122 Valle Road, San Juan Capistrano
WHO: Speakers Include:
- OCTA Director and Orange County Supervisor Patricia Bates
- OCTA Director and San Clemente Councilwoman Lori Donchak
- OCTA Vice Chairman Jeffrey Lalloway
- San Juan Capistrano Mayor Sam Allevato
- Capistrano Unified School District President John Alpay
- San Juan Capistrano Chamber of Commerce Carolyn Franks
- OCTA CEO Darrell Johnson
- Caltrans District Director Ryan Chamberlain
- Presentation of Colors by OC Sheriff’s Mounted Patrol
- Remarks by officials in attendance
- Champion whip cracker Leslie Leone “whips traffic congestion” to launch the project.
WHY: The San Diego Freeway (I-5) is a vital north-south route for all of Southern California and weekend traffic notoriously congests this segment in South Orange County. The improvements will ease traffic flow and remove bottlenecks. In 2009, 8,870 vehicles traveled south of San Juan Creek Road in the peak afternoon hour, giving that area a “D” rating. This project will improve existing conditions by one full level of service throughout the project area.
For more information, visit www.octa.net/I-5Pico.
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