Caltrans News Release
Oct. 14, 2016
Contact: Cathryne Bruce-Johnson, (619) 688-6670
Northbound SR-15 Connector Ramp to I-8 Closed Sunday Night
SAN DIEGO—Construction crews will close the northbound State Route 15 (SR-15) connector ramp to eastbound and westbound Interstate 8 (I-8) on Sunday from 7 p.m. until 5 a.m. on Monday, according to Caltrans. The closure is needed to accommodate drainage improvements as part of the SR-15 Mid-City Centerline Rapid Transit Stations Project.
Detour signage will be placed directing motorists on northbound SR-15 to continue north and exit at westbound Friars Road and then merge onto the I-8 on-ramp.
The following closures will also be in place during the same time period on SR-15 between I-8 and Interstate 805 (I-805):
- Northbound off-ramp at Camino Del Rio South and Adams Avenue
- Northbound on-ramps at Adams Avenue and El Cajon Boulevard
- Southbound on-ramp at University Avenue
- One northbound lane on SR-15 between I-805 and I-8.
Travelers are urged to allow extra time to reach their destination or consider using alternate routes. The closures may affect San Diego Metropolitan Transit System (MTS) routes. Please visit sdmts.com for detour information.
During construction, nearby residents can expect intermittent lights and noise during the evening and into the early morning. Crews will work to minimize impacts to nearby businesses, residents, and commuters. Construction schedules are subject to change.
The $65 million project will build San Diego’s first freeway-level transit stations along SR-15 at El Cajon Boulevard and University Avenue. New 2.5-mile transit-only lanes also will be constructed within the existing SR-15 median from just north of I-805 to just south of I-8. The SR-15 Mid-City Centerline Rapid Transit Stations Project is expected to be completed in summer 2017.
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