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

District 11

Friday, March 30, 2012

Contact: Construction Information Officer Matt Norton

Phone: (619) 688-6670

Demolition Begins On Nordahl Road Bridge at SR-78

SAN DIEGO – The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) expects traffic delays next week as both directions of State Route 78 (SR-78) may be closed for five consecutive nights at the Nordahl Road Bridge starting Sunday, April 1 from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m.  Motorists are urged to avoid the area. 

Caltrans said the work is necessary for the demolition of the east side of the Nordahl Road Bridge. Traffic delays and road closures are also expected on the northbound through lanes on the Nordahl Road Bridge during these closures. The nighttime work will generate more noise in the area due to the demolition.

Motorists traveling in this construction area will be detoured to exit at the Nordahl Road off-ramp then reenter SR-78 at the Nordahl Road on-ramp.

The closures may be rescheduled if weather or construction materials availability plays a role.

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

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