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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 6, 1998 | SUSAN DEEMER
The City Council tonight will consider approval of a $1.5-million contract for the design of the Avenida Vista Hermosa and Interstate 5 interchange. Should the city approve the contract, Robert Bein, William Frost and Associates will prepare plans including design of the traffic signal at Calle Frontera and Avenida Vista Hermosa. Officials said the new freeway interchange will help relieve congestion.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 20, 2001 | TINA BORGATTA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
One of the county's most congested thoroughfares will be partially closed along a one-mile stretch over the next nine months, an inconvenience to thousands of commuters who use El Toro Road to reach inland communities in South County. The project had been delayed for two years after geologists located two active landslides and discovered the road had shifted. Those areas had to be stabilized before the work could begin. The $6.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 22, 2000 | MONTE MORIN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Builders in Tustin are preparing to break ground next month on the first of four new Orange County Metrolink stations, where local residents will be taken by rail to job sites in Los Angeles and the Inland Empire.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 13, 2000 | MONTE MORIN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Transportation officials doled out the largest single serving of Measure M road and highway funds ever Thursday, pumping $77 million into 212 improvement projects throughout the county. The money will be parceled out over the next five years for jobs big and small, from the timing of traffic lights at scores of snarled intersections to the widening of busy El Toro Road in Lake Forest. A $1.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 28, 2000 | HECTOR BECERRA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Inflaming a feud over south Orange County's shoreline, volunteers for the Sierra Club stormed San Clemente beaches Saturday to decry a planned toll road they say will pollute the nearby ocean with turbid runoff. They asked sunbathers at three beaches to sign postcards to send to a county supervisor and the chairman of a water quality control board.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 25, 2000 | MEGAN GARVEY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
An ambitious $107-million plan to unclog the interchange of the San Diego and Costa Mesa freeways--one of the busiest in the state--may be scaled back because of problems the city of Costa Mesa has had in funding its portion, transportation officials said Friday. City officials are about $7 million short of the $20.2 million they have promised for untangling the freeway ramps where traffic weaves dangerously near South Coast Plaza.
NEWS
September 18, 2000 | DAN WEIKEL and JEFFREY L. RABIN, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
As the MTA strike paralyzed Los Angeles County mass transit for the second day Sunday, about 450,000 commuters--many of them minorities and low-wage earners with few options--prepared to bear today's full impact of the labor dispute on their jobs and families. With contract negotiations suspended, those dependent on public transportation planned to carpool, take cabs, walk or use neighborhood entrepreneurs who charge less than taxis for a cramped ride in their personal cars or trucks.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 10, 1997
The eastbound and westbound connectors from the Garden Grove Freeway to the northbound Santa Ana Freeway will reopen today. The connectors, under construction over the last three months, have been realigned and widened to prepare for the widening of the Santa Ana Freeway to the north. The $1.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 24, 2000 | MEG JAMES, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In a quest to better understand why ridership on the San Joaquin Hills toll road lags behind projections, toll road officials are about to try something different: asking actual commuters why they use the road--and why they don't. Within the next few weeks, representatives of Connecticut-based Wilbur Smith & Associates will survey toll road users in Orange County as well as those who steer toward the competing San Diego Freeway.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 2, 2000 | Marissa Espino, (714) 966-5879
The reconstructed La Veta Avenue overcrossing on the Costa Mesa Freeway is scheduled to reopen to motorists next week. The new bridge adds one lane in each direction, for a total of two lanes each way, as well as new walkways in both directions and an improved drainage system. Caltrans and the Orange County Transportation Authority will host a community open house from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m.
NEWS
September 18, 2000 | DAN WEIKEL and JEFFREY L. RABIN, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
As the MTA strike paralyzed Los Angeles County mass transit for the second day Sunday, about 450,000 commuters--many of them minorities and low-wage earners with few options--prepared to bear today's full impact of the labor dispute on their jobs and families. With contract negotiations suspended, those dependent on public transportation planned to carpool, take cabs, walk or use neighborhood entrepreneurs who charge less than taxis for a cramped ride in their personal cars or trucks.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 11, 2000 | MONTE MORIN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A fiercely contested plan to construct the Foothill South toll road through narrow San Onofre State Beach park has moved a step closer to reality, after a bill that would have banned such construction died in the Assembly. The bill, SB1277, by state Sen. Tom Hayden (D-Los Angeles) had been acclaimed by environmental groups battling roads proposed in Orange County and other parts of the state. But transportation lobbyists spent months fighting it and this week proved victorious.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 6, 2000 | MONTE MORIN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
It's been a tense four years of dust, demolition and detours, but the largest freeway construction project in Orange County's history--the $1.1-billion overhaul of the Santa Ana Freeway between the Orange Crush and Los Angeles County--is nearing completion with only weeks to spare, officials say. For weary Santa Ana Freeway commuters, it means a more streamlined drive between the Orange Crush--where three freeways converge--and the Los Angeles County border.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 22, 2000 | MONTE MORIN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Builders in Tustin are preparing to break ground next month on the first of four new Orange County Metrolink stations, where local residents will be taken by rail to job sites in Los Angeles and the Inland Empire.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 16, 2000 | MEGAN GARVEY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Drivers on a stretch of the San Diego Freeway in Costa Mesa will have to squeeze through on fewer lanes over the next 10 weekends, as Caltrans crews repave the bridge at the Santa Ana River. Several northbound lanes will be temporarily shut beginning at 9 p.m. tonight. The lane closures, which will allow workers to repave two lanes at a time, will be just north of the Harbor Boulevard exit. The work will take place between 9 p.m. Fridays and 9 a.m. Saturdays, then resume Saturday at 9 p.m.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 2, 2000 | Marissa Espino, (714) 966-5879
The reconstructed La Veta Avenue overcrossing on the Costa Mesa Freeway is scheduled to reopen to motorists next week. The new bridge adds one lane in each direction, for a total of two lanes each way, as well as new walkways in both directions and an improved drainage system. Caltrans and the Orange County Transportation Authority will host a community open house from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 13, 2000 | MONTE MORIN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Transportation officials doled out the largest single serving of Measure M road and highway funds ever Thursday, pumping $77 million into 212 improvement projects throughout the county. The money will be parceled out over the next five years for jobs big and small, from the timing of traffic lights at scores of snarled intersections to the widening of busy El Toro Road in Lake Forest. A $1.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 16, 2000 | MEGAN GARVEY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Drivers on a stretch of the San Diego Freeway in Costa Mesa will have to squeeze through on fewer lanes over the next 10 weekends, as Caltrans crews repave the bridge at the Santa Ana River. Several northbound lanes will be temporarily shut beginning at 9 p.m. tonight. The lane closures, which will allow workers to repave two lanes at a time, will be just north of the Harbor Boulevard exit. The work will take place between 9 p.m. Fridays and 9 a.m. Saturdays, then resume Saturday at 9 p.m.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 28, 2000 | HECTOR BECERRA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Inflaming a feud over south Orange County's shoreline, volunteers for the Sierra Club stormed San Clemente beaches Saturday to decry a planned toll road they say will pollute the nearby ocean with turbid runoff. They asked sunbathers at three beaches to sign postcards to send to a county supervisor and the chairman of a water quality control board.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 25, 2000 | MEGAN GARVEY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
An ambitious $107-million plan to unclog the interchange of the San Diego and Costa Mesa freeways--one of the busiest in the state--may be scaled back because of problems the city of Costa Mesa has had in funding its portion, transportation officials said Friday. City officials are about $7 million short of the $20.2 million they have promised for untangling the freeway ramps where traffic weaves dangerously near South Coast Plaza.
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