California Department of Transportation District 11 ­ San Diego & Imperial Counties

District 11

Slow For The Cone Zone

Thursday, June 30, 2011

Contact: Public Information Officer Cathryne Bruce-Johnson

Phone: (619) 668-6670

Caltrans Re-opens the Buckman Springs Rest Area

SAN DIEGO – The Buckman Springs Rest Area near Pine Valley on Interstate 8 will open on Friday - just in time for one of the busiest travel weekends of the year, according to officials at the California Department of Transportation (Caltrans).

Caltrans replaced the restrooms as well as the walkways and parking lot to meet Americans with Disabilities Act and current Cal-OSHA Health and Safety Standards. The RV Sanitation Station was also upgraded and will be ready for use by the motoring public on Friday.

Renovations to the rest area located just east of Pine Valley cost nearly $2 million and included updated plumbing and sewage, and a new irrigation system powered by solar energy.

For more information about this and other projects and closures in the region, follow us on Twitter at twitter.com/#!/SDCaltrans.


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