La Pata Avenue/Camino Del Rio Extension Project

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Project Overview

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.


La Pata Extension 2017

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The Project consists of three construction schedules which are as follows:

La Pata Gap Connector (Schedule A) - Completed
Construct four new lanes, extending the existing La Pata Avenue from just south of Vista Montana to Calle Saluda

La Pata Widening (Schedule B) - Currently in Construction 
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) - Completed
Extend Camino Del Rio, a four-lane roadway, from its existing terminus to the newly extended La Pata Avenue

Latest News:

January 3, 2017 
Project Update: Camino Del Rio Road Opening!

News ImageThe La Pata Avenue Extension Project Team is proud to announce the new Camino Del Rio Extension, which connects San Clemente's Forster Ranch community with the County's recently completed La Pata Avenue, will open to the public on Monday, January 9, 2017.


November 16, 2016 
Construction Notice: Saturday Traffic Stops

News ImageOCPublic Works contractor crews will perform a series of temporary traffic stoppages(each approximately 15-mins. in duration) at a specific location on La PataAvenue in order to install a new temporary crossing to allow large, heavyequipment and project vehicles to safely cross La Pata Avenue for access to projectsites.


October 13, 2016 
Saturday Traffic Stops

News ImageOC Public Works contractor crews will need to perform a series of temporary traffic stoppages at two specific locations on La Pata Avenue in order to remove the northern most temporary traffic signal crossing that was previously installed.


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