San Clemente, CA residents fed up with attempts to build toll road through town

Many living in San Clemente said they were fed up with what some called a decades-long battle over a proposed toll road and hoped to see a good turnout at a town hall on the matter Wednesday night.

According to the Transportation Corridor Agencies (TCA) website, the South County Traffic Relief Effort sought to alleviate a predicted 66% increase in traffic in south Orange County by 2040. In collaboration with the California Department of Transportation and the Orange County Transportation Authority, the TCA was looking over 10 ideas for roads to help with congestion, but locals like Rad Ghantous said they’ve fought against a toll road for the last couple decades because they don’t see a need.