California Department of Transportation District 11 ­ San Diego & Imperial Counties

District 11

Friday, Feb. 28, 2014

Contact: Media Relations Officer Cathryne Bruce-Johnson

Phone: (619) 688-6670

Contact: SANDAG Communications Manager David Hicks

Phone: (619) 699-6939

Media Advisory

1 Day, 2 Big Transportation Projects Opening, Building Choices For The San Diego Region

WHO:

Federal, state and regional transportation officials, elected representatives, and community members.

WHAT:

The opening of two major transportation projects on the same day – the first project will be celebrated in the morning in the northern part of the city and the second in the afternoon in the southern part of the city.

I-805 Carpool Lanes/Carroll Canyon Road Extension Project:

Featured speakers will discuss the unique federal, state, regional and private funding partnership on this $90.9 million project to build nearly two miles of carpool lanes in each direction on Interstate 805 between the I-5/I-805 merge and Carroll Canyon Road. Additional improvements include the extension of Carroll Canyon Road under the freeway and a new Direct Access Ramp (DAR) to and from the newly-built carpool lanes.  They will also spotlight upcoming improvements on the Interstate 5 North Coast Corridor.

I-805 South Express Lanes Project:
Featured speakers will discuss the completion of eight miles of carpool lanes, which are part of Phase 1 of this $1.4 billion project. The carpool lanes will stretch from East Naples Street in Chula Vista to State Route 94 in San Diego.  Other Phase 1 improvements still under construction include a DAR, transit station and Park & Ride at East Palomar Street in Chula Vista.

 

WHEN/WHERE:

Both events take place on Wednesday, March 5

  • The Interstate 805 (I-805) Carpool Lanes/Carroll Canyon Road Extension Project event will start at 10 a.m. at the project site in Sorrento Valley, San Diego (please see the attached invitation).

 

  • The I-805 South Express Lanes Project, Carpool Lanes event will start at 1:30 p.m. on the west side of the freeway, south of the Logan Avenue Bridge at the Willie Henderson Sports Complex/Upper Parking Lot, San Diego (near the intersection of Logan Avenue and S. 46th Street.  Please see the attached invitation).

PHOTO/VIDEO:
OPPORTUNITY

I-805 Carpool Lanes/Carroll Canyon Road Extension Project: Dignitaries will be available for on-camera interviews. A vanpool vehicle, a motorcycle, and an electric vehicle will drive through a ribbon. Participants will be invited to take a walk on the Direct Access Ramp.

I-805 South Express Lanes Project: Dignitaries will be available for on camera interviews and they will unveil a giant carpool lanes sign.

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