California Department of Transportation District 11 ­ San Diego & Imperial Counties

District 11

Friday, Sept. 3, 2009

Contact: Public Information Officer Cathryne Bruce-Johnson

Phone: (619) 688-6670

Westbound I-8 Closed Tuesday, Detour In Place At Brock Research Center Drive

SAN DIEGO – Westbound Interstate 8 (I-8) will be closed a half mile either side of Brock Research Center Drive in Imperial County beginning Tuesday between noon and 4 p.m., according to the California Department of Transportation (Caltrans).  A detour will be in place to route motorists around construction to install a water pipeline.

Caltrans officials said eastbound I-8 in the same vicinity will be closed later in the month, depending on how construction progresses.
 
Crews will be installing a water pipeline over the next four months as part of the Drop 2 Storage Reservoir Project sponsored by the U.S. Department of the Interior’s Bureau of Reclamation. 

Motorists should be aware that the posted speed limit along the newly constructed detour has been reduced to 60 mph.  No travel delays are expected.

For more information please contact the Public Information Office at (619) 688-6670.  Details about the Drop 2 Storage Reservoir Project may be found at: http://www.usbr.gov/lc/region/programs/drop2reservoir.html.

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