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Orange County Toll Roads Updating Roadway Signs to Meet California Standards for Toll Roads

System-wide Signage Enhancements Project ensures consistency in colors and design with tolling signs throughout the nation

IRVINE, Calif. - February 26, 2020

The Toll Roads of Orange County are updating and modifying nearly 600 roadway signs on the 73, 133, 241 and 261 Toll Roads, including connecting highways and arterials, as a part of the Signage Enhancements Project.

In 2012, the California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) formally adopted the Federal Highway Administration’s standards for toll road signs throughout the state. These standards include uniformity in color, design and messaging.

“At 51-miles, Orange County’s Toll Roads are the largest network of toll roads in California, and this system-wide Signage Enhancements Project will enhance consistency and clarity for drivers,” said Chuck Puckett, Vice Chairman for the Foothill/Eastern Transportation Corridor Agency and Chair of the Joint Capital Programs & Projects Committee. “It’s important our customers know and understand how and where to pay a toll for driving on the 73, 133, 241 and 261 Toll Roads and all tolled bridges, lanes and roads in the state.”

The new sign enhancements will include a uniform FasTrak® logo, a purple banner signifying all tolls incurred on the facility are collected electronically and a yellow “TOLL” auxiliary plaque affixed next to The Toll Roads’ route shields identifying the upcoming road as a toll road at the entrance of all tolled facilities.

Construction crews will:

  • Modify approximately 440 roadside signs through spring 2020.
  • Modify approximately 125 overhead signs by end of summer 2020.

Work schedules are subject to change due to weather, availability of equipment and/or materials, and/or construction-related issues.

Intermittent night closures are planned to replace overhead signs and detours will be in place. Lane reductions may also take place to allow enough room for crews to safely complete the work.

Please remember to slow down and pay attention when traveling through work zones. Drivers are encouraged to plan alternate routes in advance during the closures. Weekly construction closures are available on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and at TheTollRoads.com.

The Transportation Corridor Agencies (TCA) are two joint powers authorities formed by the California legislature in 1986 to plan, finance, construct and operate Orange County’s public toll road system. Fifty-one miles of the system are complete, including the 73, 133, 241 and 261 Toll Roads. TCA continues to meet the region’s growing need for congestion-free transportation alternatives.

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