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Caltrans News Release

District 11

Nov. 11, 2016

Contact: Hayden Manning, (619) 688-6670

Interstate 5 at Genesee Avenue Closed Overnights

SAN DIEGO— Motorists should be advised that intermittent overnight directional closures on Interstate 5 (I-5) at Genesee Avenue will occur Monday - Thursday from 11 p.m. to 5 a.m. Please note, only one direction of the freeway will be closed at a time. These closures will allow the construction crews to install falsework, which are temporary wood forms used to support the foundation of the new I-5/Genesee Avenue Bridge.

Following is information on the direction and timeframe of the closures:

Monday between 10:30 p.m. to 5 a.m.

  • All northbound I-5 lanes at La Jolla Village Drive
  • Northbound off-ramp to Genesee Avenue
  • Northbound on-ramp from La Jolla Village Drive

Tuesday between 11 p.m. to 5 a.m.

  • All lanes of I-5 northbound at Genesee Avenue 
  • All lanes of I-5 southbound if work on the northbound lanes is complete before 5 a.m. 
  • State Route 56 (SR 56) local bypass is also closed when southbound I-5 freeway lanes are closed

Wednesday – Thursday between 11 p.m. to 5 a.m.

  • All southbound I-5 lanes at Genesee Avenue
  • State Route 56 (SR 56) local bypass

Following is information on the detours:

Monday night, northbound I-5 motorists will be detoured to La Jolla Village Drive, then to northbound Interstate 805, and back to northbound I-5.

Tuesday through Thursday nights, I-5 motorists will be detoured to the Genesee Avenue off-ramp and re-enter using the on-ramp across the intersection. Signs will be placed to alert motorists in advance.

Motorists and bicyclists are advised to plan their travel accordingly and avoid the area if possible. Access for emergency vehicles will be maintained. Pedestrian access on Genesee Avenue is closed during construction.

Access real-time traffic info through any of these resources: 511SD, Caltrans QuickMap, WAZE, Google Maps, or Shift San Diego. View the closures and detours list as well as project information at or get more info by calling the Project Hotline at (888) 720-9321.

Follow and visit to keep current on transportation information.

About the Project: The $105 million project will replace the existing six-lane Genesee Avenue overpass with a ten-lane structure that will include additional vehicle lanes, new bike lanes and sidewalks, and better accommodate current and future traffic demands in the San Diego region. The I-5/Genesee Avenue Interchange Project is expected to be completed in 2017.

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