Laguna Niguel Mission Viejo Metrolink Station ADA Improvements Project

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  • Laguna Niguel/Mission Viejo Metrolink Station ADA Improvements Project

  • Background Information

    The Laguna Niguel/Mission Viejo Metrolink Station was opened in 2002 and has an average of 340 Metrolink weekday boardings. The Station is located a half-mile from Interstate 5 and near major employment centers and attractions in south Orange County, including The Shops at Mission Viejo, Saddleback College and Mission Hospital.

    The planned Station Improvements project includes improved passenger access and amenities, with the addition of Americans with Disabilities Act compliant ramps to the existing pedestrian undercrossing. The project also removes the existing elevators, which are frequently out of service for maintenance or repair and require Orange County Transportation Authority (OCTA) transit assistance to transport disabled passengers between train platforms.

    The Project will provide the public with reliable station access and fewer missed trips due to out of service elevators. In addition, station amenities will be enhanced by repurposing the elevator shafts to create a new public restroom and space for vending machines. Three passenger canopies will also be installed along the western platform to provide shade and protection from adverse weather.

    Project Status

    Timeline
    The contract for construction of the project was awarded to Woodcliff Corp. in October 2015. The contractor is mobilizing for the project, and construction is scheduled to begin in mid-2016 and continue through early 2018. During the project – in which stairways on each side of the pedestrian undercrossing will be demolished and replaced with ADA compliant ramps – construction areas will be fenced off and passengers will be detoured around the work.

    Additional work
    As part of the project a Moulton Niguel Water District sewer line located under the eastern platform and pedestrian crossing will be relocated to the adjacent street, Camino Capistrano. During that work, Camino Capistrano will be reduced to one lane. Motorists and businesses will be given notice prior to the lane reduction.

    More Information
    For more information, please contact Community Relations Officer Chris Boucly at 800-724-0353 or cboucly@octa.net.

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