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Smoother Ride Coming to San Juan Capistrano

Caltrans appropriates $16 million to repave the 5 freeway from Oso Road to Highway 1.

Expect smoother travel on the 5 freeway between Mission Viejo and San Juan Capistrano starting next year, Caltrans officials announced Thursday.

New paving will be laid on a rough, 7.7-mile stretch of the freeway from Highway 1 to the Oso Creek exit. Work is expected to begin by the end of this year.

On Thursday, the California Transportation Commission (CTC) allocated $825 million in new funding to 92 highway, transit, and rail projects, of which Orange County will receive $16 of the $21.5 million needed for the pavement rehab.

on a one-mile stretch of the freeway from Camino Capistrano to south of San Juan Creek Road. The $13.2-million project includes widening the San Juan Creek bridge and a segment of Camino Capistrano.

CE June 24, 2011 at 06:24 PM
Great news! This section of I-5 is in really terrible shape!
Sizzle Sizzler September 30, 2011 at 02:22 PM
This section of freeway is a death trap (there is alway derbies left in the road) on 8-31-11 my daughter Hit a mattress laying in the slow lane at 10:15PM (right before the Crown Valley Park Way off ramp) it flipped her Honda Fit then hit a light post Almost Killed her, she survived with Brain Trauma, Fractured Ribs, bruised lung, and broken Jaw. We Just moved here to an Acute Rehab after almost a month in the hospital. 2 week later My wife Hit a large Truck tire that had unraveled across the slow lane on the 5 south in front of Junipero Serra not a mile away from my daughters accident and that totaled her Car and caused her Whiplash. My point is CALTRANS NEED TO PATROL AND KEEP THIS SECTION OF FREEWAY CLEAN first and formost...

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