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La Pata Gap Closure Update: Construction Will Start in January

The long awaited La Pata Gap Closure project looks ready to start construction in January of 2014. For anyone not familiar with this project, OC Public Works describes it as follows:

The County of Orange in May of 2011 approved a Project Report and Final Environmental Impact Report (Final EIR) for a proposed project that [...]

La Pata Gap Closure Project Will Solicit Construction Bids

The Orange County Board of Supervisors recently authorized the county clerk to advertise the La Pata Gap Closure project for bids. Bid opening will be October 23, 2013 and the terms of at least one of the grants requires the County to award the construction contract by December 11, 2013.

For those of you not [...]

Latest Developments on Cow Camp Road and the La Pata Gap Closure

Fifth District Supervisor Patricia Bates’ office has provided recent updates on two key South County road projects. First, with regard to construction of Cow Camp Road:

The Board approved a Construction Reimbursement Agreement with Rancho Mission Viejo (RMV) for the construction of Cow Camp Road.

The total estimated cost for Cow Camp Road Segment 1 [...]