The project, which is being done in phases to lessen the impacts to motorists and maintain pedestrian access, calls for widening both Oso Parkway and Marguerite Parkway near the intersection to provide additional lanes and increase traffic flow.
The phases are designated by each of the four intersection quadrants – northeast, northwest, southeast and southwest. The final improvement phase includes median work.
The project has been progressing on time and schedule, with grading and utility relocation work and other improvements finished at some of the quadrants in the summer and early fall. Utility relocation work, which started in October and will be finished next month, is currently taking place at the southeast and northwest quadrants. The remaining phases are expected to take place as follows:
* Jan-Feb. 2011: Complete roadway improvements-southeast quadrant, northwest quadrant.
* March-May 2011: Utility relocations; complete roadway improvements – northeast quadrant.
* June-Aug. 2011: Median modifications and pavement overlay.
When completed, the traffic-easing project will provide dual left-turn lanes in all directions, designated right-turn lanes in both directions of Marguerite Parkway and an additional through lane in each direction of Oso Parkway.
For more information and construction updates, visit the City’s website at www.cityofmissionviejo.org or call 949-470-8485.