Managed Lanes Program

Caltrans, District 7 (Los Angeles and Ventura Counties) is home to the nation's most extensive Managed Lanes program, which will be adding HOV/Express lanes to virtually every freeway in the Los Angeles area.

The ML program is the backbone of a multi-modal transportation system. In providing a ML system, Caltrans is providing the network necessary for the higher level mass transit systems in the future. The ML system is also the least expensive method or alternative to accommodate economic growth and development.

The ML program is designed to quickly increase mobility in the region. ML lanes are seen as the next logical step in improving freeway efficiency to accommodate future increases in population and traffic.