OCTA I-5/El Toro Interchange Project Comment Deadline

The Orange County Transportation Authority (OCTA), in partnership with California Department of Transportation (Caltrans), is studying potential alternatives to improve the Interstate 5 (I-5)/El Toro Road Interchange. OCTA and Caltrans are working closely with the cities of Lake Forest, Laguna Hills and Laguna Woods.

Residents are encouraged to share any concerns they may have regarding the potential future improvements to the I-5/El Toro Road interchange under consideration by OCTA and Caltrans. Concerns might include noise, traffic, aesthetics, air quality, greenhouse gas emissions, impacts on businesses and adjacent properties, and other environmental issues, during and after construction.

The deadline for the public to submit any comments regarding this project is rapidly approaching. Please submit comments no later than 5 p.m. on Friday, August 25, 2023. All written comments submitted until the end of the scoping period will be recorded.

Comments may be submitted in any of the following formats:

  • Mail Emily Czaban, ICF, 49 Discovery, Suite 250, Irvine, CA 92618
  • Email ELToro@dot.ca.gov with the subject line “I-5 El Toro Road Interchange Project”

Village Management Services (VMS) will work with the City of Laguna Woods to review the comments VMS submitted in 2019, update them as needed and resubmit them ahead of the August 25 deadline.

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