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Public Hearings Provide Irvine, Tustin Residents an Opportunity to Learn and Provide Input on Proposed I-5 Improvement Projects

Tuesday, May 15, 2018

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The public is invited to attend the public hearings to learn more about the proposed I-5 Irvine & Tustin Improvements Project and submit comments. Hosted by the Orange County Transportation Authority, a member of theGreater Irvine Chamber, and California Transportation Department, the open-house hearings are planned for Thursday, May 24 at Tustin High School between 5:30 and 8 p.m., and Wednesday, May 30 at Lakeview Senior Center between 5:30 and 8 p.m.

In order to decrease congestion on the freeways and allow for a future steady flow of traffic, the transportation organizations have joined forces to introduce renovations which will be thoroughly examined during both hearings. Caltrans will review public comments during the selection of design and construction plans.

Proposed improvements to the I-5 freeway include the addition of one general-purpose lane in each direction, as well as enhancements to select interchanges, both of which keep concentration on projected demand and improving mobility for travelers. In addition, separated HOV lanes will be modified to become continuously accessible.

Funding for the project comes from the half-cent sales tax backed by close to 70 percent of Orange County voters in 2006. A sum of $14.2 billion is expected to be generated by the tax, all to be used for improvements in Orange County transportation over a span of 30 years.

For more information on the public hearings, click here.

To read more about the project, click here.
I-5 Irvine Tustin Improvements Public Hearings Flyer

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