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Laguna Canyon Road Task Force


Project History

On April 23, 2013, the City Council approved agenda item 18 to begin an analysis of Laguna Canyon Road.
 
The City hired RBF Consulting to initiate an analysis of identifying the options to improve traffic circulation, add pedestrian and bike improvements, and improve the aesthetic nature of Laguna Canyon Road.

The analysis was presented at the Tuesday, August 19, 2014, City Council meeting.  Please explore the links below for the complete agenda item and its promotion.

The City Council established the Laguna Canyon Road Task Force to obtain a wide range of input from the community regarding conceptual improvements to the Laguna Canyon Road corridor.  Please review the press release for details.  The complete Task Force roster can be found here.
 
The first meeting of the Laguna Canyon Road Task Force was held on October 15, 2014, at 5:30 PM.  The video below was shown as part of a presentation given by RBF Consulting.  A summary of the meeting is available here




The second meeting of the Laguna Canyon Road Task Force was held on November 19, 2014.  The following are links to the various presentations given and materials discussed throughout the meeting: OCTA Transportation Project Phases, Funding Opportunity Matrix, & RBF review of replacing the continuous middle turn lane with a variable median

A progress report was presented to the City Council on Tuesday, January 20, 2015.

The third meeting of the Laguna Canyon Road Task Force was held January 21, 2015.  See agenda here.  The following are links to the various presentations given and materials discussed throughout the meeting: LCR Task Force Road Map, Overview of Undergrounding Utilities along LCR, Analysis of Accident Data on LCR and attached maps, Wildlife Overcrossingindividual Task Force stakeholder group priorities, and a conceptual LCR cross section with explanatory document.  

The fourth meeting of the Laguna Canyon Road Task Force was held February 18, 2015. See agenda here.  The following are links to the various presentations and materials that were discussed throughout the meeting: Pathway between Act V and LCAD document,  LCR/Downtown Summer Peak Traffic Simulation presentation, Memo regarding Deceased Animals on LCR, LCR Task Force Member Concept Presentation, and recent electronic mail communications between the Assistant City Manager and LCR Task Force Members.

The fifth meeting of the Laguna Canyon Road Task Force was held March 18, 2015.  See agenda here.  The following are links to the various presentations and materials that were discussed throughout the meeting: Pros and Cons Notes for Alternatives as of 3-18-15LCR Improvement Alternatives Overview presentation, LCR Origin & Destination Analysis, LCR Technical Team Comments on Alternative F, and recent electronic mail communications between the Assistant City Manager and LCR Task Force Members.

The sixth meeting of the Laguna Canyon Road Task Force was held April 15, 2015.  See agenda here.  The following are links to the various presentations and materials that were discussed throughout the meeting: LCR Right of Way presentationPros and Cons Notes for Alternatives as of 4-15-15, and recent electronic mail communication between the Assistant City Manager and LCR Task Force Members.

The seventh meeting of the Laguna Canyon Road Task Force was held May 20, 2015. See agenda here.  The following are links to the various presentations and materials that were discussed throughout the meeting: LCR Alternative G.0, G.1, G.2; Pros and Cons Notes for Alternatives as of 5-20-15; electronic survey questions and results;  and recent electronic mail communications between the Assistant City Manager and LCR Task Force Members.

The eighth meeting of the Laguna Canyon Road Task Force was held June 17, 2015. See agenda here.  The following are links to the various presentations and materials that were discussed throughout the meeting: LCR El Toro NB U-Turn Concept and Draft Areas of Consensus.

The final meeting of the Laguna Canyon Road Task Force was held July 15, 2015.  See agenda here.  The following are links to the various presentations and materials that were discussed throughout the meeting: Draft Areas of Consensus as of 7-15-15 and Complete Streets Concept.

The task force final report was submitted to City Council September 8, 2015.

Staff Report

Minutes

Section 1 - LCR Task Force

Section 2 - Agendas

Section 3 - Alternatives

Section 4 - Technical Reports

Section 5 - Building Task Force Consensus

Section 6 - Presentations

Section 7 - 2014 LCR Assessment

UPDATE: As directed by the City Council, staff submitted an application for a Caltrans Sustainable Transportation Planning grant on December 31, 2015. The grant would fund the preparation of an Active Transportation Plan for Laguna Canyon Road/SR 133 between Forest Avenue and El Toro Road. This Plan would develop three conceptual designs for bicycle and pedestrian facilities in the corridor. The primary objective of the planning process is to encourage stakeholder participation through an extensive public outreach process. It is anticipated that Caltrans will announce the outcome of the grant application process in late Spring 2016. To see a copy of the application please click HERE.