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Construction closures will begin Monday on a section of Ortega Highway west of Interstate 5 in San Juan Capistrano, officials reminded motorists Sunday.

The area around the old mission will be cut off from the most-direct route to the freeway for three weeks, as the roadway is rebuilt.

Both offramps from the freeway to Ortega Highway, also known as State Route 74, will remain open. But the onramp from Ortega Highway to the southbound 5 Freeway will be closed.

Detours include Junipero Serra Road to the north, or San Juan Creek Road, and motorists may use freeway interchanges there.

Drivers heading towards the beach from Route 74 are advised to turn left before reaching the freeway onto La Novia Avenue, go across I-5 on San Juan Creek Road, and then turn left on Camino Capistrano to the nearby southbound freeway onramp.

— City News Service

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