News ReleaseCity of Irvine
Public Information Office

1 Civic Center Plaza
Irvine, CA 92606


Subject :

Old Town Irvine Businesses Unaffected
A left-turn detour at Burt Road does not affect traffic into and out of the business area.
Contact :Public Information Office    949-724-6077

IRVINE, CA (June 12, 2014):  Businesses will remain open in Old Town Irvine while the Orange County Transportation Authority work next month on a turn lane at Burt Road. 

OCTA, which is overseeing the Sand Canyon Avenue undercrossing project near Old Town Irvine, has temporarily closed the left turn at Burt Road for 30 days. Those businesses will be unaffected as westbound traffic along Sand Canyon can complete a U-turn at Oak Canyon and eastbound traffic on Sand Canyon will be able to easily turn right onto Burt Road during this time to access Old Town Irvine. 

The detour is part of the improvement of the roadways at and near the undercrossing, which will drop that portion of Sand Canyon Avenue below the railroad tracks for ease of flow. Street widening and intersection improvements also are part of the estimated $56 million project. The undercrossing project is expected to be completed by OCTA in November 2014.

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