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Toll Roads Announce Rate Hike and Restructuring

More price increases and financial restructuring coming to the OC toll roads.

The Transportation Corridor Agencies, which oversee four toll roads in Orange County, voted last week to raise rates up to 5.8 percent starting July 1. Increases are likely to range from a few cents to nearly a dollar a trip. The TCA will [...]

More Information About the I-5 Widening Process Between SR-73 and El Toro Road

Coincident with our publication of this article yesterday, OCTA has sent us an informational press release about the I-5 Widening Project between 73 and El Toro. Full press release is reprinted below:

I-5 Upgrade Plans In South O.C. Ready For Review

Comments are now being accepted on the environmental documentsand a [...]

I-5 Widening Project Releases Environmental Assessment

Readers of this blog are certainly aware of the I-5/Ortega Highway interchange project. You may not know all of the other South County improvement projects in the works as well, and some of them are just as substantial as Ortega. The I-5 improvement project between the 73 toll road and El Toro Road is one [...]