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

District 11

Friday, March 20, 2009

Contact: Construction Information Officer Antoinette Meier

Phone: (619) 688-6670

Interstate 15 Set for Closure Starting Monday Night

SAN DIEGO – Demolition will begin next week on the Poway Road/Rancho Peñasquitos Boulevard Bridge over Interstate 15 (I-15), requiring the closure of the freeway in the area from 11:30 p.m. to 4:30 a.m. on Monday through Friday weather permitting, according to the California Department of Transportation (Caltrans).

I-15 will be closed at Poway Road/Rancho Peñasquitos Boulevard. Motorists traveling north on I-15 will be detoured east on Poway Road to north on Sabre Springs Parkway to east on Ted Williams Parkway onto northbound I-15.

Motorists traveling south will be detoured west on State Route (SR-56) to south on Black Mountain Road to east on Mercy Road onto southbound I-15. Concurrently, the eastbound and westbound SR-56 connectors to southbound I-15 will be closed. Motorists will be detoured via Mercy Road onto southbound I-15. Detour signs will be in place to direct motorists.

Poway Road/Rancho Peñasquitos Boulevard Bridge will be closed at night for demolition work. Demolition work may cause noise in the surrounding areas. Motorists traveling west on Poway Road will be detoured north on I-15 to west on SR-56 onto westbound Rancho Peñasquitos Boulevard. Motorist traveling east on Rancho Peñasquitos Boulevard will be detoured south on I-15 to east on Mercy Road to north on I-15 onto eastbound Poway Road.

The bridge and ramps will remain open during the daytime hours. Construction workers have placed temporary concrete barriers along the north side of the bridge, eliminating one eastbound lane and shifting traffic to the south.

Caltrans will make every effort to minimize disruption during construction. 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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