FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: July 18, 2013
FOR MORE INFORMATION: Joel Zlotnik (714) 560-5713
NEWS ADVISORY: $600 Million O.C. Bridges Program Moves Forward
The Orange County Transportation Authority will kick off the next installment of the O.C. Bridges program that is separating street traffic from trains at seven locations in north Orange County.
The $600 million program will eliminate the need for drivers to waste time idling at rail crossings, waiting for trains to pass.
Construction is beginning on two additional overpasses at Tustin Avenue/Rose Drive and Orangethorpe Avenue. Construction is currently under way at Placentia Avenue and Kramer Boulevard.
1 p.m., Wednesday, July 24
Corner of Crowther Avenue and Orangethorpe Avenue in Anaheim
Parking is available along Crowther Avenue
Click here for a map of the location
Shawn Nelson, 4th District Supervisor and OCTA Vice Chairman
Scott Nelson, Mayor of Placentia
Gail Eastman, Mayor Pro Tem of Anaheim and OCTA Board Member
Darrell Johnson, OCTA CEO
Nearly 70 trains a day travel along the Burlington North Santa Fe rail line through Anaheim, Fullerton and Placentia and that number is anticipated to increase more than 45 percent by 2030 – meaning every 10 minutes a train will be blocking each intersection.
The series of bridges – both underpasses and overpasses – will improve traffic flow and enhance safety at the seven crossings along the rail line in north Orange County.
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