I-5 Improvement project
Every day, more than 350,000 motorists drive this segment of I-5 between I-405 and SR-55, to connect with major residential, commercial, educational and employment destinations. Already at capacity, traffic projections show that nearly 500,000 motorists will travel this stretch of I-5 by 2040. The project will reduce both existing and future mainline congestion on I-5 from I-405 in Irvine to SR-55 in Tustin, as well as improving interchange traffic operations on local streets by adding an additional freeway lane in each direction as well as implementing selected improvements to adjacent interchanges.
AA is the lead consultant for environmental outreach. In this role AA has created and implemented the public engagement approach necessary to garner input on the project while meeting and often exceeding CEQA/NEPA guidelines. AA is also working with OCTA on a social media strategy that will result in the development of a webpage, Facebook page, Twitter and text messaging to keep the public engaged and apprised of the project.