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Kind of like the Autobahn: New lanes without speed-limits proposed for stretches of California Interstate 5 and State Route 99




A photo from the northbound Interstate 5 freeway going through the Grapevine pass, Jan. 7, 2006.
A photo from the northbound Interstate 5 freeway going through the Grapevine pass, Jan. 7, 2006.
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A new bill proposed by state senator John Moorlach of Orange County would add two lanes of traffic in both directions to the I-5 and SR-99.

The new lanes, intended to alleviate traffic and air pollution through the Central Valley would not be regulated by speed limits. The faster path is also offered in lieu of the High Speed Rail project Governor Newsom recently announced would first focus on transit between Bakersfield and Merced. While the cost of SB 319 remains unknown, the bill seeks funding from the state’s Greenhouse Gas Reduction Fund created through the California Global Warming Solutions Act of 2006.

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John Moorlach, State Senator (R-Costa Mesa) representing the 37th Senate districts, which covers much of Orange County and includes communities of Costa Mesa, Irvine, Laguna Beach, Laguna Woods, and Villa Park; he introduced the bill that calls for adding extra lanes to the I-5 and SR-99; tweets @SenatorMoorlach