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Mission Flats Residents Speak Out Against the Opening of El Horno Street

We have previously made the suggestion that El Horno Street should be opened to through traffic as a traffic mitigation measure during the I-5/Ortega interchange construction. We have also reported that the San Juan Chamber of Commerce has also recently suggested that El Horno be temporarily opened to through traffic. Even the Register has picked [...]

Caltrans and the City of San Juan Capistrano Should Temporarily Connect El Horno Street to Rancho Viejo Road

With construction on the I-5/Ortega Highway interchange project beginning next month, Carmageddon is almost here. Of course, we’ve been warning people since early August with posts such as “Carmageddon Coming to San Juan Capistrano.” To aid local residents and commuters in planning, we’ve described the upcoming road closures and detours, and previewed the construction phases [...]