California Department of Transportation District 11 ­ San Diego & Imperial Counties

District 11

Thursday, March 18, 2010

Contact: Public Information Officer Hayden Manning

Phone: (619) 688-6670

Interstate 8 Buckman Springs Rest Area Closures

SAN DIEGO – The Buckman Springs Rest Area along Interstate 8 in Pine Valley is scheduled to re-open Friday afternoon at 3:30.  The rest area was closed for about a week after a water line was broken.  Then beginning Monday, April 5 at 3:30 in the afternoon, the rest area will close for construction and will re-open in January 2011. According to the California Department of Transportation (Caltrans), the recreational vehicle sanitation station will also be closed during construction.

“The rest area is being reconstructed to ensure that the services are accessible and up to current standards under the Americans with Disabilities Act,” said Construction Engineer Mohammed Khan. “The project includes construction of accessible comfort buildings, picnic tables, ramps and parking spaces.”

Motorists are encouraged to plan ahead and make alternate arrangements for rest services and disposal of sanitary waste during the closure. On-line resources can be located by using a search engine to find California RV dumps or California RV sanitation stations.

For more information please contact the Caltrans Public Information Office at (619) 688-6670 or log on to dot.ca.gov/dist11.

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