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

District 11

Monday, July 27, 2009

Contact: Media Relations Officer Edward Cartagena

Phone: (619) 688-6670

Delays Expected Tonight on Interstate 5 Southbound

SAN DIEGO – Motorists should expect delays tonight on southbound Interstate 5 while crews close all but one lane from just north of Manchester Avenue to south of the San Dieguito River Bridge beginning at 9 and reopening by 5 on Tuesday morning, according to the California Department of Transportation (Caltrans).

“By 11 p.m. four of the five lanes will be closed to traffic,” said Caltrans spokesperson Edward Cartagena.  “We urge people to avoid the area if possible or to seek alternate routes such as Coast Highway 101 to reach their destinations.”

Changeable message signs will be placed in advance to alert motorists of the closure.
For additional information, contact Caltrans Public Information Office at (619) 688-6670 or visit

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