For those that are traveling the I-5 Southbound to Oceanside, from San Juan Capistrano to Pico in San Clemente this weekend, give yourself plenty of time to get there.
Full closures of I-5 in San Juan Capistrano and the Ortega Highway bridge are
scheduled for Friday and Saturday nights, April 17, 18.
The freeway will be closed from 11:59 p.m. each night to 6 a.m. the following morning.
The Ortega Highway bridge will be closed from 11 p.m. each night to 6 a.m. the following morning.
The closures are necessary to begin construction of the sides and bottom of the new
bridge on the north side of Ortega.
During the closures, motorists traveling north on I-5 will be diverted to
the Ortega Highway off ramp and will use Rancho Viejo Road and Junipero Serra Road to re access the northbound I-5.
Motorists traveling south on I-5 will be diverted to the Ortega Highway off ramp and back to southbound I-5 via the Ortega Highway on ramp Motorists who want to drive into San Juan Capistrano from I-5 must use the Camino Capistrano or Junipero Serra exits.