Construction to begin on a $1.9 billion widening of the I-405 freeway in Orange County

By Sean Emery

A decade of planning for an ambitious widening of the I-405 freeway will soon give way to construction – kicking off five years of roadwork that transportation officials say will ease gridlock, ultimately, on one of the busiest routes in the nation.

“That corridor is one of the most heavily congested corridors in the nation,” said Ryan Chamberlain, director of the Caltrans district that covers Orange County. “(Driver’s) are sitting in stop-and-go traffic, wasting time looking at tail lights instead of moving to where they need to be.”

With it’s $1.9 billion price tag, the undertaking marks the largest project in the [READ MORE HERE]

Source: OC Register

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