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Caltrans News Release

District 11

Aug. 16, 2016

Contact: Carmen Sandoval, (619) 688-6670

Major Traffic Switch on Imperial County Interstate 8 Pavement Project

EL CENTRO, Calif. – According to Caltrans, motorists traveling westbound Interstate 8 (I-8) through Imperial County will be shifted to Evan Hewes Highway on Wednesday as pavement construction continues on the I-8 Update Project. 

The traffic shift will occur on I-8 just west of Gordons Well and continue until just past State Route 98. Pavement improvements have been made on Evan Hewes Highway in preparation for its use as a detour route. There will be no direct access to the Brock Research Center exit; signs are posted to alert motorists to the detour route.

Residents and visitors are urged to plan ahead for any potential delays due to the construction.

The I-8 Update is a multi-year project that will construct 48 miles of Continuously Reinforced Concrete Pavement and replace asphalt shoulders. The project, to be constructed in five segments, will provide a smoother ride and significantly extend the life expectancy of the roadway. Completion of the project is expected in 2019.

More information about the I-8 Update Project can be found at:

Follow @SDCaltrans on Twitter and visit CaltransDistrict11 on Facebook to keep current on transportation information in Imperial and San Diego counties. Motorists are reminded to Be Work Zone Alert and to Move Over a lane when safe to do so, or slow when highway workers are present with amber lights flashing.

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