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OCTA logoBy Allison Jarrell

Full closures of Interstate 5 in San Juan Capistrano and the Ortega Highway bridge are scheduled for Friday, June 26 and Saturday, June 27 from 11:59 p.m. to 6 a.m.

Motorists will be detoured.  I-5 traffic headed northbound from Dana Point as well as southbound toward the city will likely be affected.

The closures are necessary to allow crews to safely begin the process of removing falsework on the new Ortega Highway bridge, according to Orange County Transportation Authority officials.

Regularly scheduled nighttime closures from Sunday, June 21 to Saturday, June 27 include the Ortega Highway southbound I-5 off ramp Sunday to Thursday from 11 p.m. to 5 a.m.

Southbound I-5 lane reductions between Junipero Serra Road and Camino Capistrano will take place Sunday to Thursday from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m., and lane reductions going westbound on Ortega Highway from Rancho Viejo Road to Del Obispo Street are set for Sunday to Thursday from 11 p.m. to 5 a.m.

For complete closure times, a map of all closures and more information on the I-5/Ortega Highway Interchange Improvement Project, visit

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