The chief executive officer of the agency that oversees Orange County’s tollways announced Friday he is retiring.

Mike Kraman said he will remain in his post until an interim CEO can be hired.

“I am grateful to have had the opportunity to lead (the Transportation Corridor Agencies) during times of success and challenges,” Kraman said.

“The recent action by the (Foothill-Eastern Transportation Corridor Agency) Board to extend Los Patrones Parkway Untolled, accomplishes TCA’s efforts to complete the southern extension of the 241 Toll Road, closing a long chapter in our agencies’ history,” he said.

“Having spent more than 35 years delivering major transportation infrastructure projects, this achievement, coupled with the recent 241/91 Express Connector agreement, presented a timely opportunity to transition to the next phase of my life. It’s been my honor and privilege to serve our directors, employees, loyal customers and Orange County,” he said.

Kraman “has led significant changes to improve operations and strengthen inter-agency relationships,” said Trish Kelley, chair of the San Joaquin Hills Transportation Corridor Agency. “We are grateful for his many contributions over the last eight years, and he will forever be a part of Orange County’s transportation history.”

Kraman said the agency is “in the strongest financial position of its 30-year history and while that will be tested with current events, we’ve successfully laid the foundation to bring new and innovative opportunities to our partners for a bright future.”

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