Caltrans News Release
Oct. 5, 2016
Contact: Carmen Sandoval, (619) 688-6670
Interstate 8 and Dogwood Road Interchange Completion
EL CENTRO, Calif.—State, local and elected officials gathered today to celebrate the completion of the Interstate 8 Dogwood Road Interchange Project, which will improve safety for more than 31,000 daily users and help meet the demands of unprecedented commercial and residential growth in the city of El Centro.
“The I-8 Dogwood Road interchange improvements will reduce congestion and provide easier access to local streets,” said Caltrans Director Malcolm Dougherty.
The bridge overcrossing was widened from two to six lanes, including two turning lanes. Widened ramps and newly installed signals will help reduce congestion leading to the busy commercial hub in the region.
The cost of the project is $28.1 million, with funding provided by the Regional State Transportation Improvement Program ($21.8 million), developer contributions from the city of El Centro ($4.5 million) and federal funding ($1.7 million).
Traffic will switch to five newly paved lanes next week. Construction will conclude shortly thereafter as work on the loop ramp is finished. A separate landscaping project will follow.
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