Freeing Up the 55
OCTA and Caltrans are partnering to conduct an environmental study that is currently underway to analyze how adding new lanes and delivering operational improvements between interchanges will increase freeway capacity, reduce congestion and smooth traffic flow.
Snapshot of Current Congestion
- SR-55 carries 295,000 vehicles per day
- Estimated to increase 13% to 332,000 in the future
The new lanes and improvements will generally be delivered within the existing right of way. The study's major elements and segments consist of adding new lanes to SR-55 between I-5 on the north and I-405 on the south
All of these improvements will be developed in cooperation with local jurisdictions and communities.