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  • SR-55 (I-5 to SR-91)

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    CHRISTINA PIRRUCCELLO

    Associate Community Relations Specialist

    (800) 724-0353

    Project Overview

    About the Project

    The project reduces congestion and improves traffic by adding one general purpose lane (regular lane) in each direction on SR-55 between I-5 and SR-22 and provide operational improvements at various locations on SR-55 between SR-22 and SR-91. The project identifies the Build Alternative as the Preferred Alternative. The Build Alternative would:

    • Add one regular lane in each direction between I-5 and SR-22;
    • Modify southbound on- and off- ramps at Katella Avenue;
    • Modify southbound off-ramp at Lincoln Avenue; and
    • Modify northbound and southbound off-ramps at Fourth Street

    Final Environmental Document Available

    Caltrans has prepared and approved the Final Environmental Document (FED) for the SR-55 Improvement Project (I-5 to SR-91), detailing the Preferred Alternative. To view a copy of the FED postcard mailed out to homes and businesses along the corridor, click here. If you are interested in receiving an electronic copy, please email D12SR55NorthProject@dot.ca.gov.

    The document also will be available at the following public libraries once they reopen following the coronavirus pandemic:

    • Charles P. Taft Public Library: 740 East Taft Ave., Orange
    • Orange Public Library: 407 E. Chapman Ave., Orange
    • Santa Ana Public Library: 26 Civic Center Plaza, Santa Ana
    • Tustin Branch Library: 345 East Main St., Tustin

    Community Outreach

    The SR-55 Project Outreach Team is available to make a presentation to your neighborhood, organization or business. Please contact us with requests, questions or comments at SR55info@octa.net or 800-724-0353. To sign up for project email alerts, select the Stay Informed tab at the top of this page.

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    Overview

    Project Overview

    Details

    About the Project

    The project reduces congestion and improves traffic by adding one general purpose lane (regular lane) in each direction on SR-55 between I-5 and SR-22 and provide operational improvements at various locations on SR-55 between SR-22 and SR-91. The project identifies the Build Alternative as the Preferred Alternative. The Build Alternative would:

    • Add one regular lane in each direction between I-5 and SR-22;
    • Modify southbound on- and off- ramps at Katella Avenue;
    • Modify southbound off-ramp at Lincoln Avenue; and
    • Modify northbound and southbound off-ramps at Fourth Street

    Final Environmental Document Available

    Caltrans has prepared and approved the Final Environmental Document (FED) for the SR-55 Improvement Project (I-5 to SR-91), detailing the Preferred Alternative. To view a copy of the FED postcard mailed out to homes and businesses along the corridor, click here. If you are interested in receiving an electronic copy, please email D12SR55NorthProject@dot.ca.gov.

    The document also will be available at the following public libraries once they reopen following the coronavirus pandemic:

    • Charles P. Taft Public Library: 740 East Taft Ave., Orange
    • Orange Public Library: 407 E. Chapman Ave., Orange
    • Santa Ana Public Library: 26 Civic Center Plaza, Santa Ana
    • Tustin Branch Library: 345 East Main St., Tustin

    Community Outreach

    The SR-55 Project Outreach Team is available to make a presentation to your neighborhood, organization or business. Please contact us with requests, questions or comments at SR55info@octa.net or 800-724-0353. To sign up for project email alerts, select the Stay Informed tab at the top of this page.

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  • The Costa Mesa (SR-55) Freeway is one of the most heavily congested freeways in Southern California, and future demand is only expected to increase congestion. The SR-55 serves as a vital link to other major freeway systems within Orange County, and it is the only freeway providing a direct north-south connection between Central Orange County and the Coastal Region. Currently, the SR-55 between Interstate 5 (I-5) and State Route 91 (SR-91) has three to four general purpose lanes, one carpool lane and some auxiliary lanes in each direction. This project proposes to improve mobility and reduce congestion, increase freeway capacity and improve traffic operations.

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