California Department of Transportation District 11 & San Diego & Imperial Counties Caltrans Info Edge

District 11

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Contact: Construction Information Officer Antoinette Meier

Phone: (619) 688-6670

Traffic Break Early Sunday Morning for Controlled Blast on Interstate 15

SAN DIEGO – On Sunday between approximately 6 and 6:15 a.m. construction crews will perform a controlled blast on Interstate 15 (I-15) at the slope adjacent to the Mercy Road southbound on-ramp, according to the California Department of Transportation (Caltrans).

As a safety precaution, the freeway including the Express Lanes will be completely closed in both directions between Mercy Road and Mira Mesa Boulevard for approximately five minutes. Detour signs will be posted in the event of a delay.

Blasting operations are necessary for widening the freeway and continuing construction on the South Segment of the I-15 Express Lanes. For more information on the I-15 Express Lanes project, please call the project information hotline at (866) 890-1397 or visit

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