Phase One of SCRIP has been completed and encompassed improvements to the intersection at Ortega Highway and La Pata Avenue/Antonio Parkway and was completed in the summer of 2007. A key component of this effort included the creation of a dedicated right turn lane on Ortega Highway to La Pata Avenue and an additional left turn lane from La Pata Avenue to Ortega Highway to provide access and improved traffic flow to the new San Juan Hills High School in the City of San Juan Capistrano.
Phase Two of SCRIP has been completed and encompassed the installation of underground utilities (including existing aerial, electric, telephone and cable television lines) along Ortega Highway and La Pata Avenue/Antonio Parkway. The construction was conducted along Ortega Highway, from the County/City limit to approximately 2,000 feet east of the Ortega Highway and the La Pata Avenue/Antonio Parkway intersection.
Phase Three of SCRIP is now underway and is expected to continue through the end of 2010. This phase will encompass several important roadway improvements along Ortega Highway at the County/City limit to approximately 2,000 feet east of Antonio Parkway as well as portions of the La Pata Avenue/Antonio Parkway intersection from San Juan Creek at the north end to approximately 800 feet south of Ortega Highway.
Specifically, the work under this phase will include the following:
- Widening of Ortega Highway to four lanes
- Construction of a new 300-foot long, two-lane bridge with barrier railing over San Juan Creek
- Stabilization of the Creek edge to secure trail and maintenance access for the County’s use
- Widening of Antonio Parkway to six lanes
- Widening of La Pata Avenue to four lanes
- Addition of a truck climbing lane on the southbound side of La Pata Avenue (to accommodate traffic flow to the Prima Deshecha Landfill)
- Installation of drainage facilities, water quality improvements and additional underground utilities.
Current Construction Information
July – August
Shift in Lanes
Construction will create a revised median from the City of San Juan Capistrano boundary, and easterly to the Ortega interchange with Antonio/La Pata.