State Route 241 Pavement Repair Project Underway
Caltrans begins roadway repairs and paving to mitigate uneven surface
Irvine, Calif. - September 14, 2023
The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) in coordination with the Transportation Corridor Agencies (TCA) will begin roadway work at the Loma Ridge and Windy Ridge segments of the State Route (SR) 241 Toll Road as part of the 241 Pavement Repair Project.
Crews completed the initial phase of the repair project, which included installation of drainage systems and will move to the paving work beginning Sunday, Sept. 17. The $25 million maintenance project is estimated to be completed by mid-2024 and will require several extended directional closures. Repaving work will be done in phases and scheduled during weekday nighttime hours to limit impacts to motorists.
“The presence of expansive soil in localized areas along the 241 Toll Road has created an uneven surface on the roadway,” shared Stephanie Blanco, Chief Capital Programs Officer at TCA. “By installing moisture mitigation measures combined with the pavement resurfacing work, motorists will soon encounter a smoother ride and an enhanced driving experience while traveling along the 241 Toll Road.”
Pavement work on the Loma Ridge segment will commence on southbound 241 with weekly nighttime closures for several weeks. Crews will then shift to the northbound 241 for additional paving operations in mid-October. Following completion of work at Loma Ridge, crews will mobilize at the Windy Ridge segment in spring 2024.
During the nightly southbound 241 closures, motorists will be directed to southbound 261 at the 241/261 interchange, exit at Portola Parkway and proceed left on Portola to reenter southbound 241. Signage will assist motorists with detour routes. Northbound 241 will remain open.
For more information on closures and detours, please visit TheTollRoads.com and @TheTollRoads for the latest project 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 public toll road system comprised of the 73, 133, 241 and 261 Toll Roads.