FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Dec. 16, 2014
FOR MORE INFORMATION: David Richardson (949) 724-2341, Eric Carpenter (714) 560-5697
WHAT: Officials from the Orange County Transportation Authority, Caltrans and Anaheim will hold an event to mark the completion of a project to relieve traffic congestion along the northbound Orange Freeway (SR-57).
The $41 million project added three miles of new lane between Katella and Lincoln avenues in Anaheim. The project included improvements to eight freeway ramps, widening of two bridges and restriping of carpool lanes to allow continuous access by drivers entering and exiting.
The project was funded in part by Measure M, the county’s half-cent sales tax for transportation I improvements, and by state Prop. 1B dollars.
WHEN: 10 a.m., Monday, Dec. 22
WHERE: Honda Center Parking Lot, 2695 E. Katella Ave., Anaheim, CA 92806
WHO: Scheduled speakers include:
- OCTA Board Chairman and Orange County Supervisors Chairman Shawn Nelson
- OCTA Director and Anaheim Mayor Tom Tait
- OCTA CEO Darrell Johnson
- Caltrans District 12 Director Ryan Chamberlain
- Tim Ryan, Honda Center president and CEO
- Lucy Dunn, president Orange County Business Council
WHY: The 57 freeway serves as a vital north-south link in Orange County, a primary connection to Los Angeles and the Inland Empire for commercial trucks and commuters. It also connects drivers to major entertainment and travel destinations such as Honda Center, Angel Stadium, Disneyland and the newly opened ARTIC transportation hub. A second project on the 57 freeway eased traffic congestion in Fullerton, Placentia and Brea by adding five lane miles between Orangethorpe Avenue and Lambert Road. These improvements are improving traffic flow and enhancing the safety on one of Orange County’s signature freeways.
For more information, visit www.octa.net/sr57.
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