The Oso Parkway Bridge Project will replace a portion of Oso Parkway with a new bridge structure to provide motorists with a direct connection between Los Patrones Parkway (a new road connecting with Rancho Mission Viejo) and State Route 241, thus improving traffic flow and safety on Oso Parkway. The future bridge will contain six lanes (three in each direction), dedicated bike lanes and sidewalks. Pedestrian access to Tesoro High School will be improved with the construction of a new sidewalk on the south side of Oso Parkway. OC Public Works will oversee construction of the two-year project.
Here's a summary of construction activities over the coming weeks:
7 a.m. to 5 p.m., Saturday, Aug. 25 - Paving Work
Crews will be paving a temporary detour road along the south side of Oso Parkway between Los Patrones on-and off-ramps. Work is scheduled on the weekend to avoid impacts to school and work commuters.
9 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 28 to 5 a.m., Wednesday, Aug. 29 - Nighttime Work
Final preparation for the new temporary lanes on Oso Parkway. One lane in each direction will be open to motorists during this nighttime work. Work is scheduled at night to avoid impacts to school and work commuters.
Beginning after 5 a.m., Wednesday, Aug. 29 - Temporary Lanes, Traffic Switch
Motorists will be transitioned to the new temporary lanes (two lanes in each direction) along the south side of Oso Parkway within the project area.
Traffic control measures will be in place. For the safety of the crews and traveling public, please observe all signs, barriers and personnel within the project area.
Traffic lanes will narrow slightly to 11 feet wide to keep motorists moving while accommodating construction.
U-turns at the intersection of Oso Parkway and northbound SR-241 will be prohibited.
Provides a direct connection from Los Patrones Parkway to State Route 241
Improves traffic flow, enhances safety and supports regional mobility
Constructs a sidewalk on the south side of Oso Parkway to improve pedestrian access
What to Expect During Construction
At least two lanes will be open in each direction on Oso Parkway.
Bike lanes will be impacted; motorists and bicyclists will share the road.
Watch for construction signs when traveling through the project area.
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