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Caltrans News Release

District 11

January 18, 2018

Contact: Cathryne Bruce-Johnson

Caltrans (619) 688-6670

Westbound I-8 at Colorado River Viaduct Bridge Closed 24 Hours Beginning Sunday

EL CENTRO, Calif. ——Crews will close westbound Interstate 8 (I-8) from East 16th Street in Yuma, Arizona to Winterhaven Drive in California for 24 hours beginning Sunday at 3 a.m., according to Caltrans. The Howard C Giss Parkway on-ramp to westbound I-8 will also be closed as crews complete repairs on the Colorado River Viaduct Bridge spanning Gateway Park in the City of Yuma.
Signs will be placed directing Yuma traffic on westbound I-8 to exit at East 16th Street/US 95 and travel west to northbound 4th Avenue/Business 8. Motorists will continue across the Colorado River to merge onto westbound I-8 on the California side.
Traffic on Harold C Giss Parkway may use northbound 4th Avenue/Business 8 to merge onto westbound I-8.
Moderate construction noise is expected. Access will remain open to Gateway Park.
Signs will be placed in advance of the closure. Although traffic delays are not anticipated, motorists are advised to allow additional travel time.
Realtime traffic information can be found at - California, or - Arizona.

Caltrans reminds motorists to slow down when driving through highway work zones. Motorists are reminded to watch for highway workers and moving construction equipment in the project area. 

Californians can expect more roadway improvement projects like this made possible by the recently passed Road Repair and Accountability Act of 2017, Senate Bill 1 (SB1). Caltrans is committed to conducting its business in a fully transparent manner and detailing its progress to the public. For complete details on SB1, visit

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