State Route 74 Lower Ortega Highway Widening

8 Documents in Project


SCH Number
Lead Agency
California Department of Transportation, District 12 (DOT)
Document Title
State Route 74 Lower Ortega Highway Widening
Document Type
NOP - Notice of Preparation of a Draft EIR
Present Land Use
City of San Juan Capistrano General Plan Circulation Element designates SR-74 as a Primary Arterial Highway (4 lanes divided).
Document Description
Each of the Build Alternatives proposes improvements to the existing two lanes of SR-74 to improve traffic flow. The project will add an additional travel lane in each direction for a total of four lanes. The project limits are from Calle Entradero (PM 1.0/KP 1.7) to the City of San Juan Capistrano/Orange County line (PM 1.9/KP 3.0), a distance of approximately 0.9 mile. The proposed additional lanes, shoulders, median, drainages, driveways, and sidewalks have been developed consistent with the standards in Caltrans Highway Design Manual.

Contact Information

Smita Deshpande
Agency Name
California Department of Transportation, District 12
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency


San Juan Capistrano
Cross Streets
Ortega Highway (SR-74), Calle Entradero, Via Cordova, Via Cristal, Via Errecarte, Avenida Siega
Total Acres
~ 10
State Highways
Harold Ambuehl ES, Capistrano Valley Christian HS
San Juan Creek

Notice of Completion

State Review Period Start
State Review Period End
Development Types
Transportation:Local Road (Road Widening: 0.9 mile)
Local Actions
Road Widening
Project Issues
Air Quality, Biological Resources, Cultural Resources, Cumulative Effects, Drainage/Absorption, Geology/Soils, Hydrology/Water Quality, Noise, Transportation, Vegetation, Wetland/Riparian
Reviewing Agencies
California Department of Fish and Wildlife, South Coast Region 5 (CDFW), California Department of Parks and Recreation, California Department of Transportation, Division of Transportation Planning (DOT), California Regional Water Quality Control Board, San Diego Region 9 (RWQCB), Department of Toxic Substances Control, Department of Water Resources, Office of Historic Preservation, Resources Agency, California Native American Heritage Commission (NAHC)
Reviewing Agency Comments
California Native American Heritage Commission (NAHC)

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