FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Aug. 7, 2014
FOR MORE INFORMATION: Joel Zlotnik (714) 560-5713; Eric Carpenter (714) 560-5697
NEWS ADVISORY: Officials to Commemorate Opening of Sand Canyon Undercrossing
WHAT: Officials from the Orange County Transportation Authority and the city of Irvine will commemorate the opening of the new Sand Canyon Avenue undercrossing, which separates car traffic from the busy LOSSAN rail corridor that will now run above. The $64 million project was funded by a mix of Measure M, the half-cent sales tax approved by Orange County voters, and local, state and federal dollars.
WHEN: 1 p.m. on Monday, Aug. 11
WHERE: Sand Canyon Avenue and Burt Road in Irvine, CA 92618
WHO: Scheduled speakers include:
OCTA Vice Chairman and Irvine Mayor Pro Tem Jeff Lalloway
OCTA Director Todd Spitzer, also the county’s Third District Supervisor
Irvine Mayor Steven Choi
OCTA CEO Darrell Johnson
WHY: The project is among eight being built along Orange County rail lines as part of the OCTA’s O.C. Bridges program. The Sand Canyon Avenue undercrossing is the only such project being built in South Orange County. The other projects are being constructed in North Orange County along the Burlington Northern Santa Fe rail line. Separating car traffic from rail traffic improves quality of life for residents, ensuring that they spend less time idling in cars waiting for trains to pass, while also enhancing safety.
For more information, visit www.octa.net/ocbridges.
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