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July 28, 2015 Study Session Presentation- Expressway Tunnel

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July 28, 2015 Study Session Presentation- Expressway Tunnel

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July 28, 2015 Study Session Presentation- Expressway Tunnel

  1. 1. East-West TransportationEast-West Transportation Corridor and Irvine-CoronaCorridor and Irvine-Corona Expressway TunnelExpressway Tunnel July 28, 2015July 28, 2015
  2. 2. OverviewOverview  Projects were approved in 2003 and 2005Projects were approved in 2003 and 2005  Form the only major continuous transportationForm the only major continuous transportation corridor that could serve as an alternate to the 91corridor that could serve as an alternate to the 91 FreewayFreeway  Address traffic congestion for Corona’s futureAddress traffic congestion for Corona’s future  In the City’s best interest to keep these projectsIn the City’s best interest to keep these projects
  3. 3. Mid County Parkway in 2008 withMid County Parkway in 2008 with Irvine-Corona Expressway connectionIrvine-Corona Expressway connection
  4. 4. BackgroundBackground  East-West Transportation Corridor was approved byEast-West Transportation Corridor was approved by the RCTC Board in June 2003the RCTC Board in June 2003  Irvine-Corona Expressway Tunnel was approved byIrvine-Corona Expressway Tunnel was approved by the RCTC Board in December 2005the RCTC Board in December 2005  These projects already have received substantialThese projects already have received substantial public reviewpublic review  These projects are a giftThese projects are a gift
  5. 5. Benefits of the Cajalco-Ramona corridorBenefits of the Cajalco-Ramona corridor to the Cityto the City  More than twice the traffic benefit compared to anyMore than twice the traffic benefit compared to any other alternate corridorother alternate corridor  More than twice the economic benefitMore than twice the economic benefit  Improved safety and a reduction in accidentsImproved safety and a reduction in accidents  Less than one-third of the disruption to residentsLess than one-third of the disruption to residents
  6. 6. Need for this Alternate CorridorNeed for this Alternate Corridor  A straightened/ widened Cajalco Road cannot meetA straightened/ widened Cajalco Road cannot meet future travel demandfuture travel demand  Traffic is expected to increase up to 500 percent byTraffic is expected to increase up to 500 percent by 20302030  Cajalco Road cannot function as a freewayCajalco Road cannot function as a freeway  A 30-minute trip would be 90 minutesA 30-minute trip would be 90 minutes  Congestion on the 91 Freeway will worsen by 2030Congestion on the 91 Freeway will worsen by 2030
  7. 7. Irvine-Corona Expressway TunnelIrvine-Corona Expressway Tunnel  Approved by the OCTA and RCTC Boards in 2005Approved by the OCTA and RCTC Boards in 2005  Included in OCTA’s 2015 SR-91 Implementation PlanIncluded in OCTA’s 2015 SR-91 Implementation Plan
  8. 8. Private ProjectsPrivate Projects  Both projects could be privately planned, designed,Both projects could be privately planned, designed, constructed, and financedconstructed, and financed  Eliminates engineering and cost concernsEliminates engineering and cost concerns
  9. 9. Mid County Parkway in 2015Mid County Parkway in 2015
  10. 10. Impacts on CoronaImpacts on Corona  More trafficMore traffic  More noiseMore noise  Worse air qualityWorse air quality  Worse emergency response timesWorse emergency response times  A reduction in the quality of lifeA reduction in the quality of life
  11. 11. Suggested ActionsSuggested Actions  Ensure that planning and right-of-way preservation forEnsure that planning and right-of-way preservation for the East-West Transportation Corridor and thethe East-West Transportation Corridor and the Irvine-Corona Expressway tunnel are kept in theIrvine-Corona Expressway tunnel are kept in the County General PlanCounty General Plan  Work with the cities of Riverside and Moreno ValleyWork with the cities of Riverside and Moreno Valley  Take formal actionTake formal action

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