State Route 241: On The (toll) Road Again…
Renewing its commitment to relieving traffic in Orange County and completing State Route 241, the Foothill/Eastern Transportation Corridor Agency’s Board of Directors has initiated the development of plans and strategies to build a four-mile segment of the 241 completion project. The project is expected to create more than 17,000 jobs statewide, including nearly 14,000 in Orange County.
Last week the Transportation Corridor Agency’s Board took a big step in the highway’s development when they asked TCA staff to develop engineering plans, complete environmental assessments and develop a finance strategy for the initial segment, while continuing to pursue the balance of the alignment that connects to Interstate 5. The project is moving forward quickly and the Board is pushing to have construction underway as soon as possible.
The 241 Toll Road currently ends at Oso Parkway and the four-mile segment will extend the road to the vicinity of Ortega Highway. This will provide an alternative route to and from planned developments east of San Juan Capistrano and serve regional traffic using Ortega Highway from the Inland Empire. It will also provide access for residents of the inland portion of San Juan Capistrano and, ultimately, San Clemente, when Avenida La Pata is completed. For more information contact Kate Klimow, Vice President of Government Affairs.