Project Overview

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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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Current Status

The Orange County Board of Supervisors approved the Plans and Specifications for the Project on August 20, 2013 and awarded the construction contract on December 10, 2013.


Latest News:

April 4, 2014 
LA PATA EXTENSION PROJECT – Transportation Relief Coming to Orange County

News ImageSOUTH ORANGE COUNTY – OC Public Works broke ground today on the La Pata Extension Project; the project will increase Orange County’s regional mobility by providing a north-south alternative to Interstate 5 and eliminating the existing gap between Ortega Highway to the north and Avenida Vista Hermosa to the south.


March 25, 2014 
Trail Closures

News ImageBeginning Spring of 2014, the County of Orange Public Works Department will break ground on the La Pata Avenue Gap Closure and Camino Del Rio Extension Project. The Initial Phase of the project is expected to be completed by Fall 2016. During this period, the Prima Deshecha and Forster Ridgeline Trails will be closed at the locations shown on the map. We appreciate your patience and support during construction of the Project.


February 24, 2014 
La Pata Community Letter

News ImageIn Spring 2014, the County of Orange Public Works Department will break ground on an important transportation project - the La Pata Avenue Gap Closure and Camino Del Rio Extension Project (Project). The Project will improve South County mobility and reduce local traffic congestion by providing a north/south alternative for daily commuters and will ultimately provide an alternative access route in the event of an emergency, and will benefit the community by providing improved access to schools, residences, commercial areas, and recreational amenities.


November 19, 2013 
Orange County Board of Supervisors Meeting Item S22A

Orange County Board of Supervisors Meeting Item S22A.
S22A. OC Public Works - Consider whether to award contract to Papich Construction Company Board rejected all bids and authorize the Project.


February 15, 2012 
La Pata Gap Closure and Camino Del Rio Extension Update

City Council City of San Clemente...


May 24, 2011 
Orange Board of Supervisors/Staff Report-La Pata/del Rio Final EIR

Orange Board of Supervisors/Staff Report-La Pata/del Rio Final EIR...


April 27, 2011 
Orange County Planning Commission/Staff Report-La Pata/del Rio Final EIR

Orange County Planning Commission/Staff Report-La Pata/del Rio Final EIR...


April 21, 2011 
La Pata / Del Rio - Final EIR Press Release

SANTA ANA - On April 27, 2011, the Orange County Planning Commission will consider the final Environmental Impact Report (EIR) for the proposed La Pata Gap Closure and Camino del Rio Extension...


April 18, 2011 
La Pata / Del Rio - Final EIR Stakeholder letter

I am writing to provide you with an update on the status of the proposed La Pata Gap Closure and Camino del Rio Extension to complete the Environmental Impact Report (EIR) and establish a final road aligment...


April 6, 2011 
La Pata/del Rio-Final EIR/Notice of Availability

This notice is intended to inform interested parties of the availability of the Final Environmental Impact Report (Final EIR) for the proposed La Pata Gap Closure and Camino Del Rio Extension Project (proposed project)...


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