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La Pata Avenue/Camino Del Rio Extension Project

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Project Overview

The La Pata Avenue/Camino Del Rio Extension Project is designed to complete the planned improvements for La Pata Avenue and Camino Del Rio, as identified in the County of Orange Master Plan of Arterial Highways and as shown in the figure below. The improvements will reduce congestion and improve regional mobility in South Orange County by providing a north-south alternative to Interstate 5 between Ortega Highway to the north and Avenida Vista Hermosa to the south.


La Pata Extension 2017

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The Project consists of three construction schedules which are as follows:

La Pata Gap Connector (Schedule A) - Completed
Construct four new lanes, extending the existing La Pata Avenue from just south of Vista Montana to Calle Saluda

La Pata Widening (Schedule B) - Currently in Construction 
Widen La Pata Avenue from three to five lanes, one additional travel lane in each direction, from Ortega Highway to just south of Vista Montana

Camino Del Rio Extension (Schedule C) - Completed
Extend Camino Del Rio, a four-lane roadway, from its existing terminus to the newly extended La Pata Avenue

Latest News:

November 2, 2017 
CONSTRUCTION NOTICE: Traffic Lane Transition 11/08/17

News ImageOn Wednesday, November 8, northbound travelers on Avenida La Pata will be transitioned to the newly completed lane sections as part of the ongoing road widening improvements.


August 22, 2017 
Construction Notice: Temporary Traffic Stops 8/23/17

News ImageOC Public Works contractor crews will perform a series of temporary traffic stoppages (each approximately 10-mins. in duration) at specific locations on Southbound Avenida La Pata in order to install overhead utility wires
above the roadway.


July 24, 2017 
Construction Notice: Temporary Traffic Stops 7/30/17

News ImageOC Public Works contractor crews will perform a series of temporary traffic stoppages (each approximately 10-mins. in duration) at specific locations on Avenida La Pata in order to install overhead utility wires above the roadway.


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