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Full Freeway Closure Scheduled Tonight At Ortega Highway

A detour is planned tonight to accommodate motorists.

Patch file photo.
Patch file photo.

Motorists who commute to Orange County from Riverside County using the Ortega Highway are advised that construction crews are closing the northbound and southbound I-5 freeway at SR-74 tonight.

During the full closure that begins at 11:59 p.m. Friday and extends through 6 a.m. Saturday, the northbound and southbound I-5 on- and off-ramps will not be accessible to traffic. In addition, Ortega Highway between Del Obispo Street and Rancho Viejo Road in San Juan Capistrano, will also be closed to traffic. 

Caltrans is reporting the full closure is necessary in order to complete concrete pours on the Ortega Highway bridge.

A detour is planned tonight to accommodate motorists.

The construction is part of an $86 million project to improve the I-5/Ortega Highway interchange in San Juan Capistrano.

In addition to tonight’s closure, click here to read about ongoing construction that is delaying traffic in the area.

For additional information, including full detours, visit the Caltrans project Google Map by clicking here.  

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