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Somehow I missed this last month, but it seems that members of the OCTA really want people to know who widened the 5 for them.

They were planning on placing a large, monument-style sign as you enter Buena Park announcing the fact that you would now be leaving the crappy tiny six-laned LA County section of the freeway and heading into Orange County, the land of ten (count ’em, ten!) expansive lanes for your driving pleasure!

But, the sign was deemed “stodgy” by some and others stated that it needed to be “peppier.” And everyone agreed that it should not be changed to say “The OC.” The person who made that suggestion was kicked out of the meeting and forced to watch a “Real Housewives of Orange County” marathon.

And, at an initial cost of 250,000 and a yearly maintenance budget of 25,000, there were protests that the money could be better utilized elsewhwere. The plan also includes the eventual construction of similar signs at six different points along various freeways.

Yeah, for a quarter million dollars, you bet your tuchus I’m gonna want peppy.

2 Comments so far

  1. oc_michaelr on July 24th, 2008 @ 8:22 pm

    Let’s get the Bluths to build it…had to get my Arrested Development reference in there.


  2. frazgo on July 26th, 2008 @ 11:56 am

    We keep the NB5 6 lanes to make it harder for you escape the OC.



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