La Pata Avenue/Camino Del Rio Extension Project

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Project Overview

The La Pata Avenue Gap Closure and 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 proposed improvements will ease local traffic while minimizing environmental impacts on the area's high quality of life.

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Latest News:

December 18, 2014 
La Pata Extension Project Update

News ImageThe contractor will begin importing dirt for grading of the La Pata Extension Project which will connect the communities of San Juan Capistrano and San Clemente.


November 6, 2014 
La Pata Extension Project Update

News ImageConstruction moving Forward. The contractor has made significant progress with the completion of 95% refuse removal at the Prima Deshecha Landfill and 30% of earthwork.


August 1, 2014 
La Pata Extension Project Update

News ImageConstruction of the La Pata Extension Project continues on the La Pata Gap Connector Phase. Clearing and grubbing has been completed and the contractor has completed 50% of refuse removal at the Prima Deshecha Landfill to make room for the new La Pata Avenue. Construction activities for the next six months will include earthwork, drainage improvements, refuse removal, utility relocations, and bridge construction.


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