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I-5/Ortega Highway Interchange Construction Update for the Week of December 9

The full freeway closure originally scheduled for last weekend has been rescheduled for this weekend.  Below is the I-5/Ortega Highway construction update for the week of December 9, courtesy of Caltrans:

On Friday, December 13 and Saturday, December 14, crews will perform simultaneous full closures on the northbound and southbound I-5 freeway at Ortega Highway in order to complete grading activities on the Ortega Highway bridge. Please see below for additional details:
  • Friday, December 13 – Full closure of the northbound and southbound I-5 freeway at Ortega Highway between 11:59 p.m. and 6 a.m.
    DETOUR: From the northbound  or southbound I-5 freeway, exit Ortega Highway. Proceed straight through the intersection and re-enter the freeway on the sequential Ortega Highway on-ramp.
  • Saturday, December 14 – Full closure of the northbound and southbound I-5 freeway at Ortega Highway between 11:59 p.m. and 6 a.m.
    DETOUR: From the northbound or southbound I-5 freeway, exit Ortega Highway. Proceed straight through the intersection and re-enter the freeway on the sequential Ortega Highway on-ramp.

During both nights of the full-freeway closures, the northbound and southbound I-5 on- and off-ramps will not be accessible to city traffic, they will be reserved as a detour route for freeway motorists only. In addition, Ortega Highway between Del Obispo Street and Rancho Viejo Road will also be closed to traffic.

Crews have completed several construction milestones on the Ortega Highway bridge during the last month. The next major activity to take place on the south half of the bridge will be grading operations, which will take place the weekend of December 13. In the coming weeks, crews will also perform a stem pour on the bridge as well as a deck pour that will take place after the New Year.

There are a bevy of ramp closures and lane reductions on the schedule for this week:

FULL CLOSURES: 

  • Northbound I-5 full freeway closure at Ortega Highway (SR-74) 
    • Full closure of the northbound I-5 freeway at Ortega Highway (SR-74) on Friday, 12/13 and Saturday, 12/14 between 11:59 p.m and 6 a.m.
  • Southbound I-5 full freeway closure at Ortega Highway (SR-74) 
    • Full closure of the southbound I-5 freeway at Ortega Highway (SR-74) on Friday, 12/13 and Saturday, 12/14 between 11:59 p.m. and 6 a.m.
  • Westbound Ortega Highway (SR-74) closed between Rancho Viejo Road and Del Obispo Street
    • Full closure of westbound Ortega Highway (SR-74) on Friday, 12/13 and Saturday, 12/14 between 11 p.m. and 6 a.m.
  • Eastbound Ortega Highway (SR-74) closed between Del Obispo Street and Rancho Viejo Road
    • Full closure of eastbound Ortega Highway (SR-74) on Friday, 12/13 and Saturday, 12/14 between 11 p.m. and 6 a.m.

Ramp Closures:

  • Northbound I-5 off-ramp to Ortega Highway (SR-74) closed
    • Ramp closed nightly, Sunday, 12/8 through Thursday, 12/12 between 11 p.m. and 5 a.m.
    • Ramp closed Friday, 12/13 and Saturday, 12/14 between
      11 p.m. and 6 a.m. during full-freeway closure. Ramps will only be accessible to motorists using the freeway detours.
  • Northbound I-5 on-ramp from Ortega Highway (SR-74) closed
    • Ramp closed nightly, Monday, 12/9 through Thursday, 12/12 between 11:59 p.m. and 5 a.m.
    • Ramp closed Friday, 12/13 and Saturday, 12/14 between 11 p.m. and 6 a.m .during full-freeway closure. Ramps will only be accessible to motorists using the freeway detours.
  • Southbound I-5 off-ramp to Ortega Highway (SR-74) closed
    • Ramp closed nightly, Sunday, 12/8 through Thursday, 12/12 between 11 p.m .and 5 a.m.
    • Ramp closed Friday, 12/13 and Saturday 12/14 between 11 p.m. and 6 a.m.during full-freeway closure. Ramps will only be accessible to motorists using the freeway detours.
  • Southbound I-5 on-ramp from Ortega Highway (SR-74) closed
    • Ramp closed nightly, Monday, 12/9 through Thursday, 12/12 between 11:59 p.m and 5 a.m.
    • Ramp closed. Friday, 12/13 and Saturday, 12/14 between 11 p.m. and 6 a.m. during full-freeway closure. Ramps will only be accessible to motorists using the freeway detours.

Lane Closures:

  • Northbound I-5 freeway between Camino Capistrano and Junipero Serra Road
    • Lane closures nightly, Sunday, 12/9 through Thursday, 12/12 between 10 p.m. and 5 a.m.
  •  Southbound I-5 freeway between Junipero Serra Road and Camino Capistrano
    • Lane closures nightly, Sunday, 12/9 through Thursday, 12/12 between 10 p.m. and 5 a.m.
  • Eastbound Ortega Highway between Del Obispo Street and Rancho Viejo Road
    • Lane closures nightly, Sunday, 12/9 through Thursday, 12/12 between 11 p.m. and 5 a.m.
  • Westbound Ortega Highway between Rancho Viejo Road and Del Obispo Street
    • Lane closures nightly, Sunday, 12/9 through Thursday, 12/12 between 11 p.m. and 5 a.m .

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