Today representatives from the OCTA are going to present at the San Clemente City Council Meeting. Please try to make time to attend, even if just for an hour.
Tuesday October 17th
100 Avenida Presidio San Clemente, California 92672
We need to ask them about projected population estimates for 2040 which will drive the need for the 2 extra lanes on the 5 freeway in San Clemente. Also at what point are the capacity needs high enough to trigger the 5 freeway HOV project? OCTA and NOT the TCA, should be responsible for traffic planning (they work on voter-approved initiatives.) The TCA is currently conducting a traffic flow study but keep in mind they are not waiting until the 5 freeway widening project or the widening of La Pata are complete. The inaccurate “construction traffic” data they will likely collect will then be used to justify the need for a toll road through South Orange County/ San Clemente. We need to show up to the meeting on Tuesday and make our voices heard. We do not want or need a toll road through our city!