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Ground broken for Alton Parkway extension

September 22, 2010 12:00:00 AM PDT
A groundbreaking was held Wednesday for a highly-anticipated traffic project in Orange County.Alton Parkway is being extended 2.1 miles from Irvine Boulevard in Irvine to Town Center Drive in Lake Forest.

Once completed, the road will connect the 241 Foothill Transportation Corridor to the 5 freeway.

Officials said the $25 million project will provide a crucial link for several southern Orange County communities.

Construction is expected to be completed in a little more than a year.

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