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By Allison Jarrell

On March 1, the La Novia roundabout was completed and reopened to traffic, marking the end of about seven months of construction that transformed the four-way stop into a traffic circle.

The single-lane roundabout gives drivers the option to take Valle Road north or south, or to drive up La Novia Avenue. The only aspect left to be completed is the landscaping, which will be installed later this month.

According to City Manager Ben Siegel’s weekly update, a ribbon-cutting ceremony is planned for late March.

The La Novia roundabout is part of the development agreement for Taylor Morrison’s 416-home Pacifica San Juan project. California Environmental Quality Act regulations required the developer to design and construct mitigation measures to combat the additional traffic the homes will produce.

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  • This is one of the most dangerous roads in San Jan Capistrano now, i have almost been hit twice by incoming cars that seem to think they have the right away over everyone, unless i had not take preventive action to slow down before they entered.

    Very bad design, it needs to be fixed!

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