California Department of Transportation District 11 ­ San Diego & Imperial Counties

District 11

Thursday, Aug. 13, 2009

Contact: Media Relations Officer Edward Cartagena

Phone: (619) 688-6670

Interstate 8/State Route 163 Ramps and Freeway Connectors Closed Saturday Morning

SAN DIEGO – The connector ramps from east and westbound Interstate 8 to southbound State Route 163 will be closed this Saturday from 3-11a.m., according to the California Department of Transportation (Caltrans).

The on-ramp to eastbound I-8 from Hotel Circle and the University Avenue off-ramp from southbound SR-163 will also be closed. The main lanes on southbound SR-163 will remain open.

The closure is needed to allow crews to make changes to the overhead sign structure. The sign for University Avenue will be changed to indicate that the exit is for both Sixth Street and University Avenue.

“While we have the ramps closed, maintenance crews will perform along landscape operations along the shoulder,” said Caltrans Deputy District Director Armando Garcia.

Motorists east and westbound on I-8 may take northbound SR-163, exit at westbound Friars Road then proceed west over the freeway to southbound SR-163.

Signs have been placed in advance to alert motorists of the closures. Changeable message signs will also be placed to advise motorists of the detour route.

For additional information, contact Caltrans Public Information Office at
(619) 688-6670 or visit the website at www.dot.ca.gov/dist11.

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