The La Pata Avenue/Camino Del Rio Extension Project is designed to complete the planned improvements for La Pata Avenue and Camino Del Rio, as identified in the County of Orange Master Plan of Arterial Highways and as shown in the figure below. The improvements will reduce congestion and improve regional mobility in South Orange County by providing a north-south alternative to Interstate 5 between Ortega Highway to the north and Avenida Vista Hermosa to the south.
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The Project consists of three construction schedules which are as follows:
La Pata Gap Connector (Schedule A) - Spring 2014 to Fall 2016 Construct four new lanes, extending the existing La Pata Avenue from just south of Vista Montana to Calle Saluda
La Pata Widening (Schedule B) - Following Gap Connector Widen La Pata Avenue from three to five lanes, one additional travel lane in each direction, from Ortega Highway to just south of Vista Montana
Camino Del Rio Extension (Schedule C) - Following Gap Connector Extend Camino Del Rio, a four-lane roadway, from its existing terminus to the newly extended La Pata Avenue
OC Public Works contractor crews will need to perform a series of temporary traffic stoppages at two specific locations on La Pata Avenue in order to remove the northern most temporary traffic signal crossing that was previously installed.
This follows the update provided last week. Crews are nearly finished with the stoppages at the first location announced last week (ahead of schedule at the northern-most location). We now have an update about the upcoming stoppage locations.
OC Public Works contractor crews will need to perform a series of temporary traffic stoppages on La Pata Avenue in order to allow large, heavy equipment and project vehicles to safely cross La Pata Avenue for access to project sites. Please consider using an alternate route whenever possible. These project hours have been restricted to accommodate and minimize impacts to those traveling to/from San Juan Hills High School.
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