I-5/El Toro Interchange Project Comment Deadline Extended

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 has been extended. Please submit comments no later than 5 p.m. on Monday, December 18, 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 Gabriela Duran, Caltrans District 12, Division of Environmental Analysis
    1750 East Fourth Street, Suite 100, Santa Ana, CA 92705
  • Email D12.ELToro@dot.ca.gov with the subject line “I-5 El Toro Road Interchange Project”
  • Fill out the comment form at the Caltrans website

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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