What Do You Think of the Proposed Retaining Wall at Stonehill?

More freeway construction is coming soon along the I-5 in San Juan Capistrano.

What a new retaining wall at Stonehill in San Juan Capistrano is scheduled to look like. Courtesy OCTA.
What a new retaining wall at Stonehill in San Juan Capistrano is scheduled to look like. Courtesy OCTA.

Just when you thought the Ortega Highway interchange project was the only major construction along a San Juan Capistrano freeway …

Caltrans’ next big project is to add a carpool lane in each direction from San Juan Creek Road to Avenida Pico in San Clemente, reconstruct the Pico interchange and add soundwalls.

The San Juan Capistrano portion of it will begin in early 2014, project spokeswoman Julie Toledo told the City Council Tuesday.

She displayed a drawing for the new, 800-foot-across retaining wall at Stonehill Drive, which is designed to reflect Mission San Juan Capistrano with the bells and texture of the Great Stone Church.

How do you like the proposal? Tell us in the comments.

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Angus Kevin Mckay December 05, 2013 at 04:33 PM
awesome if caltrans if picking up the tab:)
rob h December 06, 2013 at 10:24 AM
Only if Caltrans is picking up the tab. If the city is then take care of the rest of the issues before spending funds on this. Need the wall but not all the graphics if the city is picking it up. Sat for 5 minutes yesterday while traffic backed up because of the Ghost Train. Just one example.
Aaron Pluff December 17, 2013 at 02:13 PM
it looks nice but damn you if you close any roads


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