City officials this week discussed developing Imperial Highway into a “super street,” with improvements designed to help traffic flow in the city, which has no freeways.
Tom Fortune, Orange County Transportation Commission public affairs officer, said a super street is “something less than a freeway but the most efficient surface street possible.”
Possible improvements from Beach Boulevard to Santa Ana Canyon Road include widening of the highway, addition or improvements to signals, construction of bus turnouts, consolidation of driveways and removal of on-street parking, Fortune said.
The council also appointed Mayor Beth Graham to act as liaison in the planning process that is expected to be completed by September.
If the project is approved, construction is expected to begin sometime in 1992.