California Department of Transportation District 11 ­ San Diego & Imperial Counties

District 11

Tuesday, Jan. 10, 2012

Contact: Public Information Officer Hayden Manning

Phone: (619) 688-6670

Media Advisory

WHAT:

Officials from the California Department of Transportation (Caltrans),  the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) and the San Diego Association of Governments (SANDAG) will hold a ribbon cutting ceremony for the opening of the Interstate 15 (I-15) Express Lanes.  

WHO:

Caltrans Director Malcolm Dougherty
FHWA Associate Division Administrator Rick Backlund
SANDAG Chairman Jerome Stocks
Mayor of Escondido Sam Abed

WHEN:

Thursday, Jan. 12
Starting at 11:30 a.m.

WHERE:

Del Lago Direct Access Ramp (DAR)
Del Lago Boulevard
Escondido, CA 92025 (Thomas Guide 1150 A2)

WHY:

Caltrans, FHWA, and SANDAG will host a ceremony to announce the completion of the I-15 Express Lanes. The facility offers 20 miles of congestion-free travel and convenient new entry and exit points. It is open to carpool, vanpools, some clean air vehicles, transit, motorcycles and FasTrak® users.

VISUALS:

A bus, van and a clean air vehicle will drive through a ribbon on the Del Lago DAR to open the northern segment of the I-15 Express Lanes. Transportation officials will be available for interviews following the ceremony.

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