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Northbound I-5/Ortega Off-Ramp Will Close For Two Weeks

We’ve dialed back a little on reporting the lane closures on the I-5/Ortega interchange as traffic patterns seem to have adjusted and the delays are minimal and predictable, for the most part.  But this one presents a new challenge:  The northbound I-5 off-ramp at Ortega Highway will be closed for two weeks beginning September 8, 2014.  This coincides with back-to-school for many area schools.  Plan accordingly.  For detours and more information, visit

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