Have you ever driven up Chapman Ave. in Orange, wondering what can be done to take care of all the heavy traffic? Have you ever been stuck on Alicia Parkway in Laguna Hills, wondering what can be done to ease the gridlock? Well, help may finally be on the way. According to The Register, OCTA may finally begin taking care of many of OC’s most heavily used thoroughfares.
But what will they do? And how will they pay for it? Check this out:
The Orange County Transportation Authority board approved a plan [yesterday] to seek $4 million out of a $100 million pot of funds from Prop. 1B a $19.9 billion bond approved in 2006 for statewide transportation improvements to synchronize 158 miles of roadway. The county would match that $4 million with Measure M funds if the California Transportation Commission approves the proposals this spring, said Kurt Brotcke, OCTA’s director of strategic planning.
Wow. So OCTA wants to synchronize more of our traffic signals. So where would we see improvements if the state Prop 1B money is approved? Here, The Register lists which streets will be worked on.
So what do you think of these proposed projects? Do you think these will help ease traffic throughout OC? And do you think this is a good use of our state bond & local Measure M funds?
I want to hear what you have to say about these proposed OCTA projects. Would you like to see the state spend more of our bond money to fix our local traffic problems? And do you think the streets chosen were wise choices? Go ahead and have your say. 🙂