California Department of Transportation District 11 & San Diego & Imperial Counties Caltrans Info Edge

District 11

Tuesday, Feb. 28, 2012

Contact: Construction Information Officer Matt Norton

Phone: (619) 688-6670

Nighttime Delays Expected This Week For Construction Work On SR-78 at Nordahl Road

SAN DIEGO – The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) expects traffic delays this week as both directions of State Route 78 may be closed for two consecutive nights at the Nordahl Road bridge, starting Wednesday, from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m.  Motorists are urged to avoid the area. 

Caltrans said the work is necessary for the construction of a temporary pedestrian bridge as part of the upcoming replacement of the Nordahl Road bridge.  The closure may be rescheduled if weather or construction materials availability plays a role.  Cross traffic on Nordahl Road will remain open during these closures but traffic delays are also expected on Nordahl Road.
Motorists caught in the construction will be detoured to exit at the Nordahl Road off-ramp then reenter SR-78 at the Nordahl Road on-ramp.

If you have questions about this project or other projects located near SR-78 and I-15, Caltrans will hold an informational open house on Wednesday, March 7, from 6-7 p.m. at the San Marcos Civic Center located at 3 Civic Center Drive in San Marcos.

For more information on this project, call the Project Information Hotline at (858) 668-3368 or log-on to

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