Regional Road Projects

The California Department of Transportation (CalTrans),  the Orange County Transportation Authority (OCTA), and Transportation Corridor Agencies (TCA) are pursuing projects that will have some impact on residents and businesses in the City. At the 04/16/2019 City Council meeting, both agencies were invited to present informational updates to the Council about progress on their proposed regional roadway projects. Below are the PowerPoint slides from the presentations made that evening as well as a link to the video recording of the meeting for easy access to the information provided. 

The City of Lake Forest is not a direct participant in making decisions about these projects but provides input on behalf of residents and businesses. If you would like to participate in public comments, public hearings, or upcoming workshops please visit the agency websites at the links below to find out more information on how you can voice your opinion and participate in the process.


The public review period for the I-5/El Toro Road Interchange Project has been extended by Caltrans and OCTA for 15 days to May 20, 2019 (original circulation period: 4/2/19-5/3/19, project number: EA 0M980). 

Go to to learn how to provide your comment and for more information on the project, including the draft environmental document.

You can also make comments by emailing

TCA Website Link

TCA Website

Caltrans Website Link

Caltrans Website

OCTA Website Link

OCTA Website

Regional Road Projects Presentations

04/16/2019 City Council meeting