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Double Road Closures on Ortega Highway This Weekend

Uh-oh, Ladera Ranch, you are trapped.  You already knew that this weekend included a full freeway closures of the I-5 at Ortega Highway.  Now, Caltrans has announced that it needs to close Ortega Highway east of Antonio Parkway.  According to Caltrans:

…due to recent rains, an emergency rock scaling operation is necessary on SR-74, Ortega Highway.  As a result, Ortega Highway will be closed in both directions for 48 hours, starting at 11:59 p.m. on Friday, March 14, 2014 until 11:59 p.m. on Sunday, March 16, 2014.   Eastbound traffic will not be allowed past the closure at SR-74 and Antonio Parkway (La Pata) in Orange County. Local traffic, with appropriate identification, may be allowed access to their homes or work locations.

Plan accordingly!

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