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

District 11

Monday, Sept. 28, 2009

Contact: Public Information Officer Hayden Manning

Phone: (619) 688-6670

Long-Term Closure to Begin at Sunbeam Rest Areas on I-8

SAN DIEGO – The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) announced today that the Sunbeam rest areas along Interstate 8 (I-8) will close for construction beginning Wednesday.  The rest area on eastbound I-8 will be closed for approximately one year and the rest area on westbound I-8 will be closed for about 18 months.

The $2.9 million project to modernize the rest areas includes upgrading facilities to meet Americans with Disabilities Act standards, the construction of new buildings and installation of drought-tolerant landscaping. 

An additional project to upgrade the septic systems is scheduled to take place concurrently.

The RV sanitation stations will not be accessible during the construction and RV motorists are encouraged to seek alternate locations for disposal of grey and black water as part of their travel planning.

For additional information please contact the Caltrans Public Information Office at   (619) 688-6670 or log-on to

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