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The Camino De Estrella retaining wall is being constructed near the Interstate 5 expansion project area. Photo: Courtesy of Orange County Transportation Authority
The Camino De Estrella retaining wall is being constructed near the Interstate 5 expansion project area. Photo: Courtesy of Orange County Transportation Authority

By Eric Heinz

Orange County Transportation Authority officials said construction crews are currently forming the bottom of the new retaining wall along the northbound Interstate 5 off-ramp to Camino de Estrella, at the Capistrano Beach/San Clemente border.

Also, both the Avenida Pico’s southbound I-5 off-ramp and northbound I-5 on-ramp, in San Clemente, will begin nightly closures on Sunday for roadway widening and vegetation removal activities. The nighttime closures, from 11 p.m. to 5 a.m., will allow crews to safely access the construction areas, OCTA officials said.

Several Friday night concrete pours are scheduled for the wall, beginning Sept. 25.

Visit www.octa.net/5southcountydetourmap for up-to-date information on closures and traffic information.

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