Significant Milestone Reached in I-405 Project

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March 28, 2016

Significant Milestone Reached in I-405 Project
Set for completion in 2022, improvements will reduce travel times by adding one regular lane in each direction, along with express toll lanes 
ORANGE – The Orange County Transportation Authority is seeking proposals from a shortlist of firms for the design and construction of the I-405 Improvement Project, an important step toward building a better freeway that will improve travel times for everybody driving the corridor between Costa Mesa and the Los Angeles County line. The OCTA Board of Directors at its Monday meeting unanimously approved the criteria for selecting a firm to design and build the freeway improvements, and it approved issuing the final request for proposals. The $1.7 billion project will improve commute times on the San Diego Freeway (I-405) from the SR-73 to the I-605, an area traveled by more than 370,000 vehicles a day, making it the busiest stretch of highway in the nation.