Does driving at 40 mph down Ortega Highway seem slow when the street is wide open?
You may soon be able to floor it … to 45 mph, that is.
The City Council is looking at adjusting the speed limits on several city streets.
State law requires that every seven years, cities take a look at the speed limits around town and make adjustments, especially on streets where police officers are likely to use radar, according to a staff report to the City Council.
A city consultant examined 71 roadway segments and recommends no changes for 68 of them. The ones that should see changes are:
- Ortega Highway between La Novia Avenue and Via Cordova, increase from 40 mph to 45 mph
- Junipera Serra Road between Camino Capistrano and Rancho Viejo Road, decrease from 40 mph to 35 mph
- Ortega Highway between the I-5 Freeway and Rancho Viejo Road, decrease from 40 mph to 35 mph.
The City Council will consider the recommendations at its Tuesday meeting, which starts at 6 p.m. at City Hall, 32400 Paseo Adelanto in San Juan Capistrano.