The City Council has asked the county Transportation Corridor Agencies for $197,000 to narrow Greenfield Drive where it intersects the San Joaquin Hills tollway, as well as adding trees and fences there to give the appearance of a gated community.
The changes were proposed last week to discourage drivers who leave the tollway from mistakenly entering the Nellie Gail Ranch neighborhood.
Residents of the community were angry when the agency planned on- and off-ramps at Greenfield Drive, which serves as the southern entrance to Nellie Gail. They are worried that drivers may turn into their neighborhood instead of heading south toward Crown Valley Parkway and the cities of Mission Viejo and Laguna Niguel.
The council wants the agency to pay for enlarging the Greenfield Drive center median and possibly adorning it with an unstaffed guard shack or monument sign to give the impression of a private community.