Ground broken for Alton Parkway extension

LAKE FOREST, Calif. /*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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