LRCC News Archives

OC Public Works Street Improvements – August 23, 2017

OC Public Works contractors will be performing street improvements along Oso Parkway (Las Flores/Wagon Wheel area) and Crown Valley Parkway (Ladera Ranch area) to deliver a smoother ride and extend the life of your roadways. This work will occur Monday through Friday, from 9am until 3pm, between now and the end of October, subject to change due to weather or other factors.

20170823_Oso Pkwy – Crown Valley Pkwy Slurry Seal

Weekend Closures at Avenida Pico, Oct. 13-16

Avenida Pico Ramp Closures: The southbound I-5 on- and off-ramps at Avenida Pico are scheduled to close from 10 p.m. Friday, Oct. 13, to 5 a.m. Monday, Oct. 16.

Avenida Pico under I-5 also will be closed nightly during this time, however, at least one lane in each direction will remain open during the day.


The extended closure will allow crews to complete reconstruction of the southbound I-5 on- and off-ramps and apply final striping. When the closure is completed, Avenida Pico under the bridge will be reopened to a temporary new configuration. All ramps at Avenida Pico are scheduled to be in their final configurations by the end of October.

 Motorists should use Calle Frontera and Avenida Vista Hermosa as detours during the weekend closure. 

* The southbound I-5 off-ramp will close at 10 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 13. However, Avenida Pico and the southbound I-5 on-ramp will remain open until 11 p.m. to accommodate traffic leaving the Friday night football game at San Clemente High School.

Is Your Teen at Risk? How to Recognize the Signs of Drug Use

Is your teen at risk? Assemblyman Bill Brough and Senator Patricia Bates are hosting this October 2nd event at San Juan Hills High School, in partnership with Capistrano Unified School District, Orange County Sheriff’s Department, and the County of Orange. Please RSVP to or call 949/347-7301.




LRCC Meets with Supervisor Lisa Bartlett – August 17, 2017

Members of the LRCC met with Orange County 5th District Supervisor Lisa Bartlett to discuss a variety of issues important to the residents and businesses of Ladera Ranch. Topics of this meeting included economic development, short-term rentals, public safety, public works, transportation issues, and local governance. Supervisor Bartlett encourages the LRCC and residents of Ladera Ranch to utilize her open door policy and reach out to her and her staff with any issues that need to be addressed.


Supervisor Lisa Bartlett Issues Statement Regarding Toll Roads – July 27, 2017

07272017 Supervisor Bartlett Letter

Street Repair Update – August 8, 2017

OC Public Works has completed the Street Repair Project in Ladera Ranch. If you see any areas that need more attention, please send an email, with photos of the location if possible, to so the LRCC can follow up with the County. Thank you.

Toll Road Extension Update – Letter from LRCC to TCA – May 31, 2017
The LRCC has sent a letter in opposition to Routes 9 and 18 to Mr. Ed Sachs, Chair of the TCA Board of Directors.

060117_Letter to TCA

Street Repair Update – June 16, 2017
This is the current timeline planned for Ladera Ranch street repairs, subject to change by OC Public Works. Please make sure to abide the signs placed on the streets and do not ask the workers to open the streets early or drive on the wet surfaces, this will damage the new surface. The less time that is given for the slurry to dry, the higher the likelihood that tracks will be left in the street. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Cesar Lopez with OC Public Works at 714/474-1565. Please click the link to view the map and timeline.

Street Repair Schedule 06-16-2017

La Pata Intermittent Traffic Stoppages on July 30th

OC Public Works would like you to be aware of an important update about an upcoming La Pata activity. As highlighted in the update link below, there will be intermittent traffic stoppages on La Pata, just south of Ortega Highway, this Sunday, July 30th, in order to accommodate the installation of overhead utility wires.


La Pata Avenue Green Waste Facility SCAQMD Notice

Nighttime Full Freeway Closures in South County

Please be advised that southbound I-5 is scheduled to close at night July 19, 20 & 21 between Camino Capistrano and PCH/Camino Las Ramblas. The following week, northbound I-5 is scheduled to close at night July 26, 27 & 28 between Avenida Pico and PCH/Camino Las Ramblas. Crews will be replacing outdated overhead signs that span the freeway. Lane closures are 10 PM to 5 AM. Full freeway closures are midnight to 5 AM. Motorists should expect significant delays and avoid the area if possible. For more information, including maps and detour routes, please click here and here.

Street Repair Update – Phase 2 to Begin – May 16, 2017
The County of Orange anticipates starting the seal coat project for the remaining streets on the Southside of Ladera on the week of May 30th. Regarding the micro surface project, they plan on starting this work the week of June 5th.

Notice to Residents Ladera Ranch Seal Coat Phase II

Toll Road Extension Update – May 16, 2017
The LRCC would like to thank all of the residents that attended our meeting tonight to hear the presentation by The Toll Roads. We are proud to stand with our concerned residents in opposition to proposed routes #9 and #18, also known as “The Beltway” option. We will continue to share information as it becomes available and encourage everyone to attend the Public Forum, at 5:30pm on June 5th, at Saddleback College.

Here are the presentation and the maps provided from The Toll Roads to the LRCC:

2017 TCA LRCC Presentation

06 – Exhibit No 01 – Ideas 2-18 with Disclosure 01 14 – SSOC-TCA Settlement Agreement – Executed 2016 11 10 – AA Sheet 02

07 – Exhibit No 02 – Ideas 3, 5, 7 with Disclosure 01

13 – SSOC-TCA Settlement Agreement – Executed 2016 11 10 – AA Sheet 01

14 – SSOC-TCA Settlement Agreement – Executed 2016 11 10 – AA Sheet 02

Toll Road Extension Update – April 28, 2017
There has been quite a bit of concern over the 241 Toll Road extension and proposed routes. In order to keep the residents of Ladera Ranch informed, the LRCC has been in direct communication with The Toll Roads. If you would like to get involved and make your voice heard, here are some upcoming events to make note of:

Update on Regional Mobility by The Toll Roads
Monday, May 15th, 7pm – Ladera Ranch Civic Council Meeting, LRMS MPR
This presentation will be an update from The Toll Roads, as well as an explanation of the public process.

Get Moving Orange County Public Forum
Monday, June 5th, 5:30-8pm – Saddleback Community College, Room SM 313, Parking Lot 10
For more information, please visit GMOC_Forum3_mailerUpdate6

Particular concern has been voiced by the Ladera Ranch residents in regards to proposed Route 9, also known as the Beltway. If you would like to voice your opinion in regards to this route, or any other route, here is the contact information for the CEO, Spokesperson, and the Board of Directors for The Toll Roads:

Michael Kraman, CEO The Toll Roads –
Jeff Corless, Spokesperson/Venture Strategic –

F/ETCA Board of Directors (as of February 2017)
Ed Sachs, Chair –
Christina Shea, Vice Chair –
Jose Moreno –
Lisa Bartlett –
Todd Spitzer –
Shawn Nelson –
Joe Muller –
Scott Voigts –
Mark Murphy –
Anthony Beall –
Kathy Ward –
Brian Maryott –
Sal Tinajero –
Chuck Puckett –
Peggy Huang –
Ryan Chamberlain – 657/328-6000

Proposed Toll Road Map (as of April 13, 2017)


Chiquita Ridge – Rancho Santa Margarita

Chiquita Ridge RSM

Chiquita Ridge is a 92-acre undeveloped parcel owned by the City of Rancho Santa Margarita. It is located along Antonio Parkway south of Canada Vista Park at the southern boundary of the City. The Civic Council spoke with the City on January 24, 2017, and at this point, there are no established plans for development. The City hired a consulting firm to prepare the preliminary traffic, fiscal, and environmental studies, which could result in a variety of potential development options. However, the City Council has not voted to take further action and there is no developer for any potential project.

The City of Rancho Santa Margarita Director of Development Services, Cheryl Kuta, is open to answering questions by the public. Please visit for more details on the status of this project.