The Orange County Transportation Authority (OCTA) has a number of freeway improvement programs occurring throughout the county including the I-5 Improvement Project (SR-73 to El Toro). This project will cover 6.5 miles at a cost of approximately $560 million. Funding for the project will come from a combination of federal funds and Measure M funds. The proposed schedule is broken down into the following three phases:
Environmental (2011 to 2014)
Design (2014 to 2018)
Construction (2018 to 2022)
The project will:
Extend the second carpool lane from El Toro Road to Alicia Parkway in both directions.
Modify ramps as needed.
Reconstruct Avery Parkway and La Paz Road interchanges.
Reestablish existing auxiliary lanes.
Widen the I-5 to accommodate additional general purpose lanes in each direction from SR-73 to Alicia Parkway.