At the request of Orange County Transportation Authority (OCTA) Vice Chairman Jeffrey Lalloway and Director Todd Spitzer, OCTA is considering designating Marine Way, Trabuco Road, and the future O Street as arterial roads.
“An arterial designation allows a stretch of road to be eligible for additional federal funding,” OCTA Director Todd Spitzer said. “Arterials are our major roads that provide for the movement of our residents from home, to work, to school, and to stores.”
The City of Irvine’s request to OCTA would make six designations (one for Marine Way and two each for Trabuco Road and O Street):
- Trabuco Road between Sand Canyon Avenue and the 133 toll road as a major arterial (six-lane, divided roadway)
- Trabuco Road between State Route 133 and the future O Street as a primary arterial (four-lane, divided roadway)
- Marine Way between Alton Parkway and Sand Canyon Avenue as a primary arterial (four-lane, divided roadway)
- O Street between Trabuco Road and Irvine Boulevard as a secondary arterial (four-lane, undivided roadway)
- O Street between Trabuco Road and Marine Way as a collector arterial (two-lane, undivided roadway)
This past Monday, April 7, the OCTA Regional Planning and Highways Committee recommended the full OCTA Board approve the City of Irvine’s request. The full OCTA Board of Directors will consider the requested designations at its meeting this coming Monday, April 14.