Closed Toll Booths to Be Removed From Ramps Requiring Weekend Ramp Closures

IRVINE, Calif. - August 15, 2017

Crews will be removing 13 toll booths at 11 ramp locations throughout The Toll Roads system August through October – five on the 73 Toll Road, one on the 133 Toll Road, four on the 241 Toll Road and one on the 261 Toll Road. 

With the conversion to all-electronic tolling in 2014, the toll booths are no longer needed and removing them allows the lanes to be widened to create smoother driving flows when entering and exiting The Toll Roads. Drivers without a FasTrak® or ExpressAccount® who drive the 73, 133, 241 or 261 Toll Roads can pay tolls online at TheTollRoads.com five days before or five days after their drive.

Weekend closures will begin at 7 p.m. on Friday and end at 6 a.m. on Monday. Construction activities will include removal of toll booths, reconstructing pavement, restriping lanes and reconfiguring toll equipment.

Project Schedule

Aliso Viejo/Laguna Beach

  • Aug. 14 – 18: 73 Toll Road, El Toro Rd. northbound off-ramp and southbound off-ramp

Newport Beach/Irvine

  • Aug. 25 – 27: 73 Toll Road, Newport Coast Dr. northbound on-ramp

Rancho Santa Margarita 

  • Sept. 8 – 10: 241 Toll Road, Antonio Pkwy. northbound on-ramp and southbound off-ramp

Lake Forest/Irvine

  • Sept.  15 – 17: 241 Toll Road, Portola Pkwy. (South) southbound on-ramp and 133 Toll Road Irvine Blvd. southbound on-ramp
  • Sept. 22 – 24: 241 Toll Road, Alton Pkwy. southbound on-ramp and 261 Toll Road Irvine Blvd. southbound on-ramp

Aliso Viejo/Laguna Niguel

  • Sept. 29 – Oct. 1: 73 Toll Road La Paz Rd. southbound on-ramp and Aliso Creek Rd. northbound off-ramp

For more information on the project, visit bit.ly/tollboothproject or follow The Toll Roads on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter for updates.


The Transportation Corridor Agencies (TCA) are two joint powers authorities formed by the California legislature in 1986 to plan, finance, construct and operate Orange County’s 67-mile public toll road system. Fifty-one miles of the system are complete, including the 73, 133, 241 and 261 Toll Roads. TCA continues to meet the region’s growing need for congestion-free transportation alternatives.

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