A sign along Oso Parkway directs motorists to turn left onto the 241 Toll Road. Southbound, the toll road ends at Oso Parkway. but grading is under way for a future road heading south. (Photo by Fred Swegles, Orange County Register/SCNG)

Rep. Darrell Issa opposes proposed toll road extension scenarios in South Orange County

Rep. Darrell Issa opposes proposed toll road extension scenarios in South Orange County

By Fred Swegles | OCRegister.com

South Orange County’s congressman says he agrees with residents in his district who don’t want their towns bisected by a toll road, and he is prepared to pursue a potential federal alternative – Camp Pendleton.

A key question, Congressman Darrell Issa, R-Vista, said, is whether the Transportation Corridor Agency’s Nov. 10 lawsuit settlement with environmental groups can be set aside, allowing a 241 Toll Road connection to I-5 at San Onofre.

Issa, in a July 7 letter to the TCA, came out against potential 241 alignments being opposed by San Clemente, San Juan Capistrano, Rancho Mission Viejo and Ladera Ranch. Issa said those routes would divide communities, risk destroying community character and threaten added congestion on key thoroughfares. …read more…