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Wanna Drive Faster on Ortega? New Speed Limits Proposed

A city consultant looked at the speed limits around town and has recommendations for changes.

Wanna Drive Faster on Ortega? New Speed Limits Proposed

Does driving at 40 mph down Ortega Highway seem slow when the street is wide open?

You may soon be able to floor it … to 45 mph, that is.

The City Council is looking at adjusting the speed limits on several city streets.

State law requires that every seven years, cities take a look at the speed limits around town and make adjustments, especially on streets where police officers are likely to use radar, according to a staff report to the City Council.

A city consultant examined 71 roadway segments and recommends no changes for 68 of them. The ones that should see changes are:

  • Ortega Highway between La Novia Avenue and Via Cordova, increase from 40 mph to 45 mph
  • Junipera Serra Road between Camino Capistrano and Rancho Viejo Road, decrease from 40 mph to 35 mph
  • Ortega Highway between the I-5 Freeway and Rancho Viejo Road, decrease from 40 mph to 35 mph.

The City Council will consider the recommendations at its Tuesday meeting, which starts at 6 p.m. at City Hall, 32400 Paseo Adelanto in San Juan Capistrano.

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