Herald Net » A report due out in June will reveal what city, county and state folks think is the best way to unclog traffic where Highway 204, 20th Street SE and U.S. 2 converge on the east end of the westbound trestle. Those compiling the Interchange Justification Report started with eight concepts, looked at three of those more closely and have zeroed in on a preliminary preferred alternative.
Ventura County Star » Adding carpool lanes to help relieve congestion on Highway 101 is one of the Ventura County Transportation Commission’s highest-priority projects. So even though the estimated $750 million to $2 billion in funds to build the lanes haven’t been identified yet, the commission on Friday took the first significant step toward possibly making them a reality.
The Orange County Register » San Clemente officials on Wednesday struck back against proposals to extend a toll road through their city or adjacent wilderness areas, releasing a study they said shows the project would be a costly boondoggle that wouldn’t improve traffic. The Transportation Corridor Agencies is exploring several options for a new north-south corridor that could ease congestion on I-5 by connecting drivers to the 241 toll road.
Star News Online » Board members passed a resolution supporting the concept of making the $1 billion new crossing a toll bridge — something the state has long planned to do. The N.C. Department of Transportation has not included replacing the bridge in its long-range transportation plans. So far, funds have been approved only for planning and environmental studies only in the state’s 2018-27 long-term plan.