California Department of Transportation District 11 ­ San Diego & Imperial Counties

District 11

Monday, Aug. 17, 2009

Contact: Public Information Officer Cathryne Bruce-Johnson

Phone: (619) 688-6670

Interstate 805 Ramp Meters To Be Activated

SAN DIEGO – Ramp meters at the H Street and L Street/Telegraph Canyon Road on-ramps to northbound Interstate 805 in Chula Vista will be activated on Wednesday, Aug. 19, and 26, respectively.

The new meters will operate Monday through Friday mornings from 5:30 to 9:30, excluding some holidays.

Signs will be posted in advance and changeable message signs will be placed to alert motorists of the newly activated ramp meters.

The ramp metering system controls more than 280 freeway on-ramps in San Diego County, allowing traffic to enter at a rate dependent on current traffic conditions. Motorists are often delayed at the meter, but freeway speeds, overall travel times and highway safety are improved.

Commuters are advised to allow extra travel time the first week of ramp meter activation to accommodate the typical slow down associated with new traffic patterns.

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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