Caltrans Begins Environmental Review Phase of the South County Traffic Relief Effort

Tuesday, November 12, 2019

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Caltrans, in coordination with the Transportation Corridor Agencies (TCA), is initiating the formal environmental review phase for the South County Traffic Relief Effort (SCTRE).

The state transportation agency is seeking public engagement and input on developing mobility solutions in South Orange County by holding two public scoping meetings along with a 30-day public comment period beginning Nov. 8 and concluding Dec. 9 at 5:00 p.m.

“Public feedback will be an important element in the decision-making process as the alternatives are studied in more detail,” said Caltrans District 12 Director Ryan Chamberlain.

The public scoping meetings will be held open-house format with no formal presentation and attendees may arrive at any time during the event hours. Public comments will be accepted either verbally through a court reporter or in writing.

The scoping meetings will be held:

• Nov. 20, 5:00 - 8:00 p.m. at the Norman P. Murray Community and Senior Center, 24932 Veterans Way, Mission Viejo

• Dec. 4, 5:00 - 8:00 p.m. at the Ocean Institute, 24200 Dana Point Harbor Dr., Dana Point

Public comments will be accepted at both meetings as well as online at and via email at

Comments can also be mailed to Caltrans District 12, 1750 East 4th St., Santa Ana, CA 92705, Attn: Env/SCTRE Scoping. 

 For more information, contact Jeff Bott, senior public affairs representative, TCA.

Map of South Orange County's freeway system



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