Caltrans News Release
March 17, 2017
Contact: Carman Sandoval
Caltrans (619) 688-6670
Interstate 8 Update Traffic Switch at Gordons Well Road
EL CENTRO, Calif—Caltrans crews reduced traffic to a single lane on westbound Interstate 8 (I-8) at Gordons Well Road and shifted traffic to the eastbound I-8 side earlier this week. Both travel directions will be on the I-8 eastbound lanes, divided by k-rail, from just west of Gordons Well Road to just east of the All American Canal Bridge. This traffic switch was necessary to pave that remaining portion of the highway.
I-8 Westbound Off-Ramp to Gordons Well Road – Detour
Traffic will continue west on I-8 past Gordons Well Road to Brock Research Center Road
Exit Brock Research Center Road; turn left over Brock Research Center Road overpass
Turn left onto I-8 Eastbound on-ramp; continue east on I-8; Exit Gordons Well Road
I-8 Westbound On-Ramp from Gordons Well Road – Detour
Motorists will take the I-8 eastbound on-ramp
Continue east on I-8 eastbound then exit at Grays Well Road; turn left at Grays Well Road
Follow detour signs to enter I-8 westbound on-ramp
Motorists traveling in Imperial County east of El Centro are urged to plan ahead for potential delays. The I-8 Update is a major pavement rehabilitation project which will construct Continuously Reinforced Concrete Pavement (CRCP) over 48 miles on I-8 in Imperial County from SR-111 to the California/Arizona border. The work will result in a long-lasting superior roadway, capable of withstanding the heaviest traffic loads.
Construction began in 2016 on the first of three segments. The remaining two segments will begin in 2017. Work will be completed by 2019.
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