The 241 Toll Road: A Traffic Solution for South Orange County
Since 1981, State Route 241 has been on Orange County's Master Plan of Arterial Highways to plan for future growth in South Orange County, alleviate traffic congestion on Interstate 5 (I-5) and provide traffic redundancy in the area in case of emergency.
Plans to complete the 241 Toll Road from its current terminus at Oso Parkway in Mission Viejo to I-5, just south of the San Diego and Orange County border, have been analyzed for more than 20 years. Completing the final 16 miles of State Route 241 would complete Orange County's 67-mile toll road system and would provide a desperately needed alternative to I-5 in South Orange County.
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Traffic on I-5 in South Orange County is bad now -- especially on weekends -- and will only get worse. Twenty-four million people live in Southern California today. That number will be more than 30 million by the middle of the century, resulting in a 60 percent increase in traffic on I-5 in South Orange County and making I-5 in this area just like the clogged 91 freeway.
A recent economic analysis conducted by Beacon Economics showed that completing the 241 would generate $3.1 billion in economic output for the state and create 17,000 jobs - 13,800 of which would be in Orange County. Click here to read the report
TCA's primary goals of enhancing mobility and providing congestion-free transportation never overshadow its steadfast commitment to environmental conservation, restoration and appreciation. TCA's extensive environmental programs developed with construction of the 73, 133, 241 and 261 Toll Roads represent the most progressive approaches in habitat conservation, revegetation and management; scientific study and planning; endangered species protection; and greenhouse gas reduction. Click here to learn more about TCA's environmental programs and restoration sites.