California Department of Transportation District 11 ­ San Diego & Imperial Counties

District 11

Friday, March 11, 2011

Contact: Media Information Officer Edward Cartagena

Phone: (619) 688-6670

Bike Path Through Camp Pendleton Subject to Closure

SAN DIEGO – The bike path along Old Highway 101 through Camp Pendleton is subject to closure during daylight hours Monday, March 14 through Friday, March 18 due to military operations in the area. According to the California Department of Transportation (Caltrans), the closures will extend from Las Pulgas Road to the fence line at the southern boundary of San Onofre State Beach.

Bicycles will be permitted on the outside shoulders along Interstate 5 between Las Pulgas Road and Basilone Road during the closures. Northbound cyclists must exit at the weigh station and then re-enter the freeway shoulder. Southbound cyclists must exit at the weigh station and at the vista point and then re-enter the freeway shoulder.

“Whenever bicycles are permitted on freeway shoulders, cyclists must exit at all off-ramps to avoid the possibility of conflict with vehicle traffic,” said Caltrans Bicycle and Pedestrian Coordinator Seth Cutter. 

Detour signs will be placed as well as signs advising that cyclists must exit at all off-ramp locations along the freeway shoulder route.

For more information, please contact the Caltrans Public Information Office at (619) 688-6670.

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