South Orange County Traffic Relief Effort

With Orange County’s population expected to increase by more than 400,000 residents by 2035 and traffic projected to increase in South Orange County by 66 percent by 2040, the Transportation Corridor Agencies are committed to identifying solutions that will relieve the traffic congestion on I-5 through South Orange County.

 

For more information about our South OC Traffic Relief effort, please visit GetMovingOC.com or contact Jeff Bott at (949)754-3408 or ombudsman@thetollroads.com 

(Please note the email address ombudsman@thetollroads.com has replaced soctrafficrelief(at)thetollroads.com, in order to ensure there is a central point of contact for information and updates related to the South Orange County Traffic Relief Effort.)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


In 2015, a South Orange County Community Ascertainment Study identified high levels of agreement amongst stakeholders in the region that there is a growing traffic problem that people expect their elected officials and public agencies to fix. There is undoubtedly excessive I-5 traffic during the morning and evening commute times, on weekends, and whenever there is an accident or incident that impacts an I-5 traffic lane. Data has concluded that this severe congestion is significantly impacting quality of life for South Orange County families, residents, business owners, and commuters.

 


Process to Identify Solutions

Get Moving OC, is a result of the recommendations of the Community Ascertainment Study and is the first part in a series of next steps led by the Transportation Corridor Agencies (TCA), along with participation from Caltrans, the Orange County Transportation Authority (OCTA), and other transportation planning agencies throughout the region, to address traffic congestion concerns in South Orange County. Through this process several public forums have been held across South Orange County to solicit input from the public and local elected officials for their ideas on how we can relieve traffic across the region. Through the Get Moving forums, the public submitted 18 ideas that will now be technically evaluated.  

 

 

Get Moving OC, is a result of the recommendations of the Community Ascertainment Study and is the first part in a series of next steps led by the Transportation Corridor Agencies (TCA), along with participation from Caltrans, the Orange County Transportation Authority (OCTA), and other transportation planning agencies throughout the region, to address traffic congestion concerns in South Orange County. Through this process several public forums have been held across South Orange County to solicit input from the public and local elected officials for their ideas on how we can relieve traffic across the region. Through the Get Moving forums, the public submitted 18 ideas that will now be technically evaluated.  

 

TCA, in conjunction with Caltrans, will be studying the traffic congestion relief ideas proposed by the public in the coming months followed by a formal environmental review process. We encourage the public to participate and remain engaged in this process every step of the way to ensure your community’s needs and priorities are considered.

On Monday, June 5th 2017 the third public forum was held at Saddleback Community College to discuss improving transportation mobility throughout South Orange County.

To learn more and get involved visit GetMovingOC.com


Settlement with the Environmental Community

In 2008, the California Coastal Commission denied a key permit for a previously proposed project known as State Route 241 Foothill-South.

On Thursday, November 10, 2016, TCA announced the settlement of five lawsuits regarding the previously proposed projects known as State Route 241 Foothill-South and Tesoro Extension. TCA is pleased to join more than a dozen environmental organizations in this unprecedented outcome, underscoring the collaboration between TCA’s leadership and the leaders of the environmental community. It is with this collaboration and framework, that TCA will move forward to review alternative solutions for solving the regional traffic problem in a manner that protects our most environmentally and culturally sensitive lands.

 

 


Library

Public Generated Traffic Congestion Relief Ideas

Map Publics Traffic Relief Ideas Solution Ideas Maps

Forum 2 Public Ideas Handouts

Map Biological Survey Locations

Environmental Settlement and Protective Agreements

Caltrans Initial Environmental Process Manual

City of San Clemente Request for Idea 18

Fact Sheet County of Orange Los Patrones Parkway

Fact Sheet County of Orange Oso Bridge

Los Patrones Parkway (F Street) Engineering and Environmental Document Approvals

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