California Department of Transportation District 11 ­ San Diego & Imperial Counties

District 11

Friday, April 26, 2013

Contact: Media Information Officer Cathryne Bruce-Johnson

Phone: (619) 688-6670

Construction to Begin in Chula Vista on a DAR, Transit Station and Park & Ride at East Palomar Street

SAN DIEGO – Construction on a Direct Access Ramp (DAR), Transit Station and Park & Ride at East Palomar Street and Interstate 805 (I-805) in Chula Vista is scheduled to begin Monday, according to Caltrans.

Crews will begin setting up traffic signs, clearing brush and grading the project area. Grading will occur weekdays between the hours of 6 a.m. and 4 p.m.

Once completed, the East Palomar Street DAR, Transit Station and Park & Ride will provide travelers with access to the planned South Bay Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) system and offer a convenient location from which carpools and vanpools can access the carpool lanes currently under construction on I-805.

Construction of the East Palomar Street DAR, Transit Station and Park & Ride is part of the first phase of the I-805 South Express Lanes Project, a $1.4 billion effort to create a modern new transportation backbone for South County. The East Palomar Street DAR, Transit Station and Park & Ride is scheduled to be completed in winter 2014.

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

Motorists are reminded to slow down and safely move over a lane when Caltrans or other emergency vehicles are displaying flashing amber lights. It’s the law!

 

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