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$328M O.C. freeway project under way

June 14, 2010 12:00:00 AM PDT
Work is getting under way in Orange County on a $328 million project designed to improve traffic by adding a carpool lane and connecting lanes on three different freeways.The construction involves connector roads for the I-405, I-605 and the 22 freeway.

The project is being divided into two phases.

The first phase, involving the direct carpool lanes, gets underway Monday. The roads are all going to directly connect carpool lanes on the three freeways.

The second phase is expected to begin later this year.

State officials say the entire project is expected to take up to four years to complete.