California Department of Transportation District 11 ­ San Diego & Imperial Counties

District 11

Thursday, Oct. 11, 2012

Contact: Media Information Officer Edward Cartagena

Phone: (619) 688-6670

Temporary Closure of Westbound State Route 54 at Interstate 805 Scheduled Sunday

SAN DIEGO – Westbound State Route (SR-54) at Interstate 805 (I-805) will be temporarily closed on Sunday, 3 a.m. - midnight for bridge construction. The northbound I-805 to westbound SR-54 connector ramp will be closed during the same time, according to the California Department of Transportation (Caltrans).

Additional closures include the eastbound SR-54 at I-805 and the connecting ramp from southbound I-805 to eastbound SR-54, between 2 a.m. - 6 a.m. and 9 p.m. - midnight. Detour signs will be posted to direct motorists around the closures.  Motorists are asked to avoid the area, if possible.

DETOURS ARE AS FOLLOWS:

Westbound SR-54 at I-805 Closure: Drivers traveling west on SR-54 to northbound Interstate 5 (I-5) will be detoured onto northbound I-805. Drivers will then be directed to westbound State Route 94 (SR-94) where they can connect with I-5 north.
Closure time: Sunday, 3 a.m. – midnight

Drivers traveling west on SR-54 headed to south on I-5 will be detoured onto southbound I-805,  then directed to westbound State Route 905 (SR-905) where they can connect with I-5 south.
Closure time: Sunday, 3 a.m. – midnight

Northbound I-805 to Westbound SR-54 Closure: Drivers traveling north on I-805 who wish to go west on SR-54 will be detoured to westbound SR-94 where they can connect with I-5 north.
Closure time: Sunday, 3 a.m. - midnight

Eastbound SR-54 at I-805 Closure: Drivers traveling east on SR-54 will be detoured onto southbound I-805. Drivers will then exit at East H Street, take the I-805 north to eastbound SR-54.
Closure time: Sunday, 2 a.m. - 6 a.m. and 9 p.m. - midnight

Southbound I-805 to Eastbound SR-54 Closure: Drivers traveling south on I-805 who want to go east on SR-54 will be detoured onto East H Street. Drivers will then travel north on I-805 to eastbound SR-54.
Closure time: Sunday, 2 a.m. - 6 a.m. and 9 p.m. - midnight

Bridge improvements are part of the first phase of the I-805 South Project.  Work includes building one carpool lane in each direction along an eight-mile segment from East Palomar Street in Chula Vista to SR-94 in San Diego. Work is scheduled for completion in fall 2013.

For updates on the I-805 South Project, please visit KeepSanDiegoMoving.com, call the Construction Hotline at (888) 941-5005, email us at I-805@KeepSanDiegoMoving.com, or follow Caltrans on Twitter at http://www.twitter.com/SDCaltrans and SANDAG at http://www.twitter.com/SANDAG.

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