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:

April 23, 2018 
CONSTRUCTION NOTICE: Roadway Striping Operations

News ImageOn Thursday, April 26, 2018 roadway striping operations will occur on Avenida La Pata as part of the ongoing road widening improvements.


March 23, 2018 
CONSTRUCTION NOTICE: Paving Operations Resume on April 2, 2018

News ImageOn Monday, April 2, 2018, paving operations will resume on Avenida La Pata as part of the ongoing road widening improvements.


March 13, 2018 
CONSTRUCTION UPDATE: Traffic Lane Transition Starting on March 13, 2018

News ImageOn Tuesday, March 13, 2018, southbound travelers on Avenida La Pata will be transitioned to the west side of the roadway (see below for specific information).


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