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Eric Carpenter, OCTA (714) 560-5697                                        
Yvonne Washington, Caltrans (949) 724-2644

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: June 2, 2016                                   


Event Marks Finish of Two 91 Freeway Improvements

WHAT: The Orange County Transportation Authority and California Department of Transportation will mark the completion of two important Riverside Freeway (SR-91) improvement projects that will improve traffic flow and enhance safety on the freeway.

The two projects are:

  • The SR-91 Auxiliary Lane Project, which added a bypass lane and extended an auxiliary lane at the interchange of the northbound Costa Mesa Freeway (SR-55) and Tustin Avenue.
  • The SR-91 Westbound Lane Addition Project, which added four miles of new general purpose lane to the freeway between the Orange Freeway (SR-57) in Anaheim and the Santa Ana Freeway (I-5) in Fullerton. The project also added an auxiliary lane and widened ramps to get on and off the freeway.

WHEN: 2 to 3 p.m.Tuesday, June 7.

WHERE:  Kaiser Permanente Lakeview Medical Offices
411 N. Lakeview Avenue, Anaheim, CA 92807
(Parking lot northwest of Lakeview and Riverdale Avenue)

WHO: Scheduled speakers include:

Lori Donchak, OCTA Chair
Lucille Kring, Anaheim Mayor Pro Tem
Darrell Johnson, OCTA CEO
Ryan Chamberlain, Director of Caltrans District 12

WHY: The two SR-91 Improvement Projects are a centerpiece of Measure M, Orange County’s half-cent sales tax for transportation improvements renewed by local voters in 2006.

The 91 freeway is a major corridor for residents and commuters, as well as commercial trucks that travel from the ports of Long Beach and Los Angeles to markets in the region and to destinations throughout the nation.

The projects will improve traffic flow and enhance safety for the more than 300,000 drivers who use the freeway every day.

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