Dedicating the final highway project funded by 20-year Measure M

The Orange County Transportation Authority (OCTA) and Caltrans will hold a dedication ceremony for the completion of the I-5 Gateway project, which began in 2006, on Sept. 28 at 1:30 p.m. PT.

The project has resulted  in adding two lanes in each direction on the Santa Ana Freeway for two miles in Orange County from the Riverside Freeway (SR-91) to the county line.

The dedication will be held at 6277 Auto Center Drive, Buena Park, Calif. 90621 at Auto Center Drive and the northbound I-5 Beach Boulevard on-ramp.

The following people will be present at the ceremony:

  • Congresswoman Loretta Sanchez, 47th District
  • State Sen. Lou Correa, 34th District
  • Jerry Amante, Tustin Mayor and OCTA Chairman
  • Art Brown, Buena Park Mayor and OCTA Director
  • Will Kempton, CEO of OCTA
  • Cindy Quon, Caltrans District 12 Director
  • Lucy Dunn, California Transportation Commissioner and Orange County Business Council president and CEO
  • Hasan Ikhrata, executive director, Southern California Association of Governments.

The I-5 Gateway is the final freeway project funded by the original 20-year Measure M, Orange County’s half-cent sales tax dedicated to transportation improvements.