Public comments on the proposed route of the San Joaquin Transportation Corridor are welcomed at a hearing tonight at the City Council meeting.
The biggest impact of the proposed tollway on the city is its junction with Avery Parkway, near the border of San Juan Capistrano, Laguna Niguel and Mission Viejo. The tollway route extends the Corona del Mar Freeway to Avery Parkway on a corridor that would cut through the coastal foothills.
Two versions of the interchange are under study by the Transportation Corridor Agency, and public testimony will help determine which plan is used.
City officials, including Mayor Kenneth E. Friess, corridor agency representative, are asking that documentation for the new transportation corridor include a study of the traffic impact on Ortega Highway. They also have concerns about construction along Rancho Viejo Road.
The meeting will begin at 7 p.m. in City Hall, 32400 Paseo Adelanto.