Approximately 70 Brea residents attended a community meeting May 22 to hear an overview of the CalTrans SR 57/Lambert Interchange Improvement project set to begin construction in July. The new Interchange will add capacity and relieve current and future congestion. View the PowerPoint Presentation. Caltrans is the lead agency and is responsible for all aspects of construction management throughout the project, including traffic control. City staff will meet with Caltrans regularly to get construction and schedule updates and will work with the agency continually on public information and ways to minimize construction disruption.
The $98 million project is scheduled for completion by December 2021. Improvements include providing additional capacity, better traffic flow, enhanced safety, reduced congestion and delays. Additionally, the project will enable the future construction of the Northbound Truck Climbing Lane, between Lambert Road and the Orange County and Los Angeles County line. Click here to view a rendering of what the new interchange will look like.
Brea was awarded approximately $75 million from State and Federal funds. The City has also committed about $12 million for the project from its local mitigation funds, and was awarded over $12 million from OCTA Measure M 2 funds, now known as “OC Go” Funds, for property acquisition and construction. All in, approximately 88% of the project funding comes from grants. City staff will work with Caltrans to minimize construction disruption, manage traffic and support ongoing communication throughout the project. Keep informed by following Caltrans website and social media platforms: Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. Additionally, follow the City of Brea official news sources for updates.