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La Pata Gap Closure Project Update

As reported in the OC Register here, the La Pata Gap Closure project is on schedule and making progress:

OC Public Works reports that construction of a $73 million, four-lane highway linking Ortega Highway with San Clemente is on schedule to open for cars by fall 2016.  Thirty percent of the earth work between the landfill and San Clemente also is complete, officials say, and removal of buried trash from the path of the La Pata road extension through Prima Deshecha Landfill is 95 percent complete.  Current work includes grading, drainage installation, utility relocations, bridge construction, the initial increments of paving at the landfill end, said Kevin Oxford, supervising construction engineer. The first of two bridges should be completed in April.

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