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

District 11

Monday, Aug. 24, 2009

Contact: Construction Information Officer Antoinette Meier

Phone: (619) 688-6670

Mercy Road/Scripps Poway Parkway at Interstate 15 Closed This Weekend

SAN DIEGO – Eastbound and westbound Mercy Road/Scripps Poway Parkway at Interstate15 (I-15) will be closed starting Friday at 9 p.m. and reopening Monday at 5 a.m., according to the California Department of Transportation (Caltrans).

Motorists traveling east on Mercy Road will be detoured onto southbound I-15 exiting at eastbound Mira Mesa Blvd onto northbound I-15 and exiting to Scripps Poway Parkway. Motorists traveling west on Scripps Poway Parkway will be detoured onto northbound I-15 exiting at westbound Poway Road/Rancho Peñasquitos Boulevard onto southbound I-15 exiting to Mercy Road. Detour signs will be in place to direct motorists.

This weekend closure will allow construction crews to work on the I-15 bridge over Mercy Road/Scripps Poway Parkway without impacting the weekday commute. The I-15 on- and off-ramps will not be impacted by the closure.

Caltrans will make every effort to minimize disruptions to the public during this closure. For more information on the I-15 Express Lanes project, call the project information hotline at (866) 890-1397 or log-on to

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