The on-again, off-again plans for an extension to a toll road that serves as an alternative to congested Interstate 5, the only freeway linking Orange County to San Diego County, looks to be back on again.

The board of directors of the Foothill/Eastern Transportation Corridor Agency, which runs the toll road, voted last month to develop an engineering plan and complete environmental assessments on a four-mile extension of the toll road, according to a release. The $3.9 million analysis is expected to take 12 months.

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