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Ortega Highway will be closed this weekend east of Antonio Parkway.
Penny Arévalo (Editor) March 14, 2014 at 03:18 pm
Please see updated story here:Read More http://sanjuancapistrano.patch.com/groups/around-town/p/ortega-highway-to-shut-down-this-weekend_f421e130-sanjuancapistrano
Expect delays on Camino Capistrano Sunday, the city of San Juan Capistrano announced. Patch file photo.
Lyda Cooper February 7, 2014 at 07:52 pm
What area is 200 feet south of Camino Capistrano? Is that the south end of town near San Juan CreekRead More and Camino Capistrano? Is it the north end of town? Is there a cross street? I have lived in SJC since 1972 and I can't figure it out. I certainly don't want to be caught up in it. This construction/traffic confusion is beginning to wear me down.
Steve Behmerwohld February 8, 2014 at 07:52 am
200 feet south of Trabuco Creek. Up by the Northwest Open Space, north of J Serra.
A car drives down Via Madonna in San Juan Capistrano where residents want speed humps. Patch photo credit: Penny Arévalo
Shripathi Kamath February 3, 2014 at 11:45 pm
"The four humps would cost approximately $8,000, according to the staff report."Read More ___________________________________________________ http://bit.ly/1ihIQFX lists some prices. Here's one specific cost from http://dot.pima.gov/trafeng/ntmp/faq.html: ___________________________________________________ "A speed hump normally costs $500 to $1,000 to construct. The wider the roadway, the more a speed hump will cost. In many neighborhoods, the cost is approximately $550." ___________________________________________________ Shouldn't somebody be outraged by now?
Alberto Barrera February 4, 2014 at 09:11 pm
Considering how long it takes to get things built here in California, I'd say $8,000 is a reasonablyRead More safe overestimation.
Dignitaries line up to be the first to break ground on the new I-5 Freeway project in San Juan Capistrano and San Clemente. Patch photo credit: Penny Arévalo
Nom de Plume January 30, 2014 at 05:17 pm
If Melissa would stop criticizing everybody and everything in sight, she might consider actuallyRead More coming to downtown SJC from her isolated porch on the hill and see just how vibrant our amazing city has become in the last few years. Check out our wonderful movie theater, the nearby restaurants, wine bars, and cafés, the shops on Los Rios Street, the happy visitors to Mission SJC, etc. Then tell me our downtown is "moribund!" By the way, the Ortega Highway overpass reconstruction (which we hope will eventually benefit all of us!) is a CalTrans project, and is was not planned and is not managed by Councilmen Taylor and Kramer or Mayor Allevato. And, in spite of your paranoia, Melissa, Tony Moiso does not run San Juan Capistrano, or even pull your imagined puppet strings. Rancho Mission Viejo and its carefully planned development will do just fine with or without cooperation from the City of San Juan Capistrano I know to negativists like Melissa that their political opponents are responsible for all the evils in the world. I'm surprised that she is not blaming our city council majority for the war in Syria, the corruption in Afghanistan, or global climate change! Bah, humbug!
Whiskey Bent January 30, 2014 at 05:23 pm
"negativists" definitely patch word of the day.
Richard January 30, 2014 at 10:45 pm
I attended the project and it was what it was. Funny the council people from Mission Viejo, SanRead More Clemente and Supervisor Spitzer were so proud of the widening even though they've only been on OCTA for a short time. I wish they would have talked about San Juan Creek offramp misalignment with La Novia. It amazes me there haven't been accidents. Is anyone asking what will happen to traffic after Pico when the carpool lane merges?
I-5 and Ortega Highway southbound off-ramp in San Juan Capistrano. After Thursday, it'll be down to one lane. Patch photo credit: Penny Arévalo
Lyda Cooper December 30, 2013 at 02:02 pm
I believe there is an error in the time regarding the lane closure on the Northbound I-5 freewayRead More between Camino Capistrano and Junipero Serra. The closure should begin at 10 pm, not 10am.
Penny Arévalo (Editor) December 30, 2013 at 05:10 pm
yep, and corrected. Good eye!
Say goodbye to these three off-ramp lanes at Ortega Highway and the I-5 in San Juan Capistrano. Patch photo credit: Penny Arévalo
Penny Arévalo (Editor) December 24, 2013 at 04:54 pm
Mark, you're back! Welcome back!
rachel o December 24, 2013 at 08:23 pm
Bill Odel, the city council has balls as it is an all male city council. Now, grow up Bill, it isRead More Christmas Eve.
Donna Fleming December 24, 2013 at 09:01 pm
Merry Christmas San Juan Capistrano. Next year it is going to get better.
The waiting is the hardest part ... at the Ortega interchange with the I-5 Freeway in San Juan Capistrano. Patch photo credit: Penny Arévalo
Tom Marantz December 16, 2013 at 11:07 am
Third times a charm?
Penny Arévalo (Editor) December 16, 2013 at 03:27 pm
Not scheduled yet, so let's hope when they finally schedule it again, it will be for realsies. :-)
What the Ortega Highway interchange at the I-5 in San Juan Capistrano will look like after it's done. Photo courtesy Caltrans
Diana Crandall December 13, 2013 at 12:12 pm
So, from the photo of the future interchange, it appears there will be no gas stations? ThereforeRead More there will be no easy access to gas for miles, except for Junipero Serra? I would think that San Juan will have less tax income because of fewer gas stations, fast food restaurants and a heck of a lot more traffic being dumped into the middle of town.
Penny Arévalo (Editor) December 13, 2013 at 12:14 pm
The Shell station on the northeast side is not going anywhere. The two Chevrons and 76 are gone.
Ortega Highway is a meandering two-lane country road in the middle of a highly traveled highway. Patch file photo.
Penny Arévalo (Editor) November 6, 2013 at 01:08 am
A reader had trouble commenting, so I'm posting for him: To me it doesn't sound like it isRead More "back on track." The City does not have the funds to purchase the property to do the widening and there is no indication when it will be able to secure such funds. Also sounds like it is premature to hire an engineering firm now when it could be years before this project is done. Question: Why is the City footing the bill for this project when Ortega is a State highway? Shouldn't the State be taking the lead on this? -- Brian F. Faulkner
Ortega Highway on the east end of San Juan Capistrano has been unkind to commuters lately. Patch photo credit: Penny Arévalo
bill odel October 3, 2013 at 10:43 am
Right you are Penny, there is no way to get across the city in the center where the majority ofRead More business locations are located and there won't be for another 2-3 years. And don't try using the 2 ways noted by another posting above during school travel times as we will see at least 30 cars in front of you.
Clint Worthington October 4, 2013 at 09:14 am
Bill Odelson, and if you vary your schedule just a little bit, you won't have that kind of traffic.Read More Last time I checked, both Junipero Serra an San Juan Creek exits from I5 were in full operation and quite a nice diversion to use getting through town using the North/South roads of either La Novia, Camino Capistrano, or Rancho Viiejo Road. Interesting to note that while Rancho Viejo Road a relatively new road in fron of Sam Allevatos house was repaved while other street in our town are in shambles. Check for yourself.
bill odel October 4, 2013 at 01:44 pm
Mr. Worthington I would appreciate you no longer using my name in your postings. You have a historyRead More of making personal attacks against those who don't agree with you. My postings here are an open discussion on issues that affect SJC. I don't post using your name any longer as you are not the city nor do you have any voting responsibilities at city hall. You and your group have done enough already to hurt me and my business. And this will be my last reply of any manner to you and your comments. As for changing schedules, many customers don't have that option many times, and neither do the majority of customers who no longer use SJC businesses because of the traffic problems. Also you throwing in a comment of a street being paved in front of someones home shows just how silly you have become. Good bye to you forever, and good luck in the future.
Marshall September 29, 2013 at 03:43 pm
Can you say " Two years of War Zone " ?
Penny Arévalo (Editor) September 29, 2013 at 03:53 pm
Have you been to Ortega lately? ;-) This actually doesn't sound as bad as the Ortega project, but IRead More could be wrong!
Clint Worthington September 29, 2013 at 08:19 pm
Am I the only one who noticed that no matter how many intersections that the camera flew over in theRead More simulation, there was not one car stopped at a red signal ! Traffic was always free flowing !
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