California Department of Transportation District 11 ­ San Diego & Imperial Counties

District 11

Thursday, July 19, 2012

Contact: Public Information Officer Hayden Manning

Phone: (619) 688-6670

Caltrans to Close the Nordahl Road Bridge this Weekend

SAN DIEGO – The Nordahl Road Bridge over State Route 78 (SR-78) will be closed this weekend beginning 8 p.m. Friday to 5 a.m. on Monday as part of the bridge reconstruction project.  The closure includes the SR-78 eastbound and westbound on- and off-ramps at Nordahl Road.   SR-78 will remain open in both directions.

Construction crews from the California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) have built a temporary bridge for pedestrians and bicyclists that will remain open during the closure.    

To access the area on the north side of the bridge, motorists should head west on West Mission Road, then north on Rock Springs Road.  To access the area on the south side of the bridge, motorists should head west on Knob Hill Road, then south on Bennett Avenue to westbound onto East Mission Road. 

Caltrans will place Changeable Messages Sign (CMS) on eastbound and westbound SR-78 and permanent CMS on interstates 5 and 15 in the North County area will also be activated.  

Caltrans warns that it may become noisy at times and those walking or biking may experience a slight delay crossing the bridge.  Pedestrians and bicyclists should still cross at the signalized intersection to avoid construction equipment on the bridge deck. Every precaution will be taken to lessen the impacts to area residents.

For more information about this and other projects and freeway closures in the region, follow Caltrans on Twitter at http://www. twitter.com/SDCaltrans.

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