Not all of the I-5 will get widened, at least for now – Orange County Register

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Q. Hello Honk: Thanks for the current replace on the I-5 Freeway! Have you learnt if there’s a plan to widen the I-5 from the I-605 to the East L.A. Interchange? As soon as the part from the Orange County line to the I-605 is completed, the part north of it will be the pinch level with solely three lanes.

– Wealthy Schaefer, North Tustin

A. Nicely, Wealthy, for years and years Honk has dreamed of a scorching tub for his again yard, and he even has a nifty spot picked out for it. But, no such paradise exists.

Likewise, the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority had needed to widen the I-5 simply north of the I-605 freeway. However nothing has come of it to date, with the plan getting shelved.

“There aren’t any (lively) plans,” stated Marc Bischoff, a Caltrans spokesman.

Proper now, going north, the I-5 is 5 lanes in every route in Orange County and goes to 3 at the Los Angeles County border. However subsequent month, a fourth lane will largely be obtainable for the six miles in every route to the I-605, after which in summer season 2022 a fifth lane, for carpoolers, is to open.

However in the roughly 10-mile stretch Wealthy mentions, from the I-605 to the East L.A. Interchange – the place the I-5, the I-10, the 101 and the 60 all meet up in Boyle Heights – is frozen for now at three lanes every manner.