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After the gap connection project was completed, officials with Orange County Public Works announced the extension to Camino Del Rio will begin. The project is planned to connect the new thoroughfare to Del Rio.

Improvements to the street are expected to also accommodate pedestrians and bicyclists by constructing streetlights, bike lanes and sidewalks. Immediate activities will include fencing, clearing and grubbing and earthwork. Completion of the Camino Del Rio Extension phase is anticipated to be in April 2017.

“Construction updates about the Camino Del Rio Extension with expected activities and other information will be posted on the project web site and distributed to nearby and interested residents as the project progresses,” an OCPW press release stated.

OCPW is also widening about 1.4 miles of the existing La Pata Avenue with an additional lane in each direction between Ortega Highway and Stallion Ridge (formerly Vista Montana).

The city of San Clemente is looking to begin construction on Del Rio as well. Roundabouts and the restriping of the street, intended to alleviate traffic congestion and safety issues, will begin soon. The project is expected to be completed in April.

For additional project information, visit the project web site at, call the project hotline at 1.844.452.7282. or visit the OC Public Works Facebook page at

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