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.
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The Project consists of three construction schedules which are as follows:
La Pata Gap Connector (Schedule A) - Spring 2014 to Fall 2016 Construct four new lanes, extending the existing La Pata Avenue from just south of Vista Montana to Calle Saluda
La Pata Widening (Schedule B) - Following Gap Connector 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) - Following Gap Connector Extend Camino Del Rio, a four-lane roadway, from its existing terminus to the newly extended La Pata Avenue
The La Pata Avenue Extension Project Team is proud to announce that refuse removal was completed on August 3, 2015! Approximately 800,000 cubic yards of refuse were excavated and relocated to another location within Prima Deshecha Landfill to facilitate the construction of this project. The project will improve regional mobility for commuters by providing a direct connection between the communities of San Juan Capistrano and San Clemente.
Beginning on or after May 6, 2015 for approximately 5 days from 8pm to 5am, the contractor will begin importing dirt at night for grading of the La Pata Extension Project which will connect the communities of San Juan Capistrano and San Clemente.
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