California Department of Transportation District 11 & San Diego & Imperial Counties

District 11

Monday March 10, 2014

Contact: Caltrans Media Relations Officer Cathryne Bruce-Johnson, (619) 688-6670


Overnight Closures of Northbound Interstate 805 Between Nobel Drive and Mira Mesa Boulevard

SAN DIEGO – Construction crews will close all lanes on northbound Interstate 805 (I-805) from Nobel Drive to Mira Mesa Boulevard, Tuesday through Thursday nights from 9:30 until 5 the following morning. The connector ramps from eastbound and westbound State Route 52 (SR-52) to northbound I-805 will also be closed during this same time period. The closures are required to safely remove two overhead sign structures.
Through traffic on northbound I-805 will be directed to westbound SR-52, then northbound on Interstate 5 to northbound I-805. Local traffic may continue north on I-805 to exit at Governor Drive or Nobel Drive. Motorists on La Jolla Village Drive, Nobel Drive and Governor Drive may take southbound I-805 to westbound SR-52, then northbound Interstate 5 to northbound I-805. Electronic message signs will be in place along northbound I-805 advising of the upcoming closure. Detour signs will be placed to assist motorists around the closures.

The work is part of Stage 1 of I-805 North Express Lanes Project. The project will construct one carpool lane in each direction in the median of I-805 from just north of SR-52 to just north of Mira Mesa Boulevard. The project will also construct a Direct Access Ramp to and from southbound I-805 at Carroll Canyon Road. Additional improvements include bridge widening and ramp and noise barrier modifications. This stage is estimated to cost approximately $86 million.

For updates on the I-805 North Express Lanes Project, please visit, call the Construction Hotline at (877) 821- 4280, e-mail us at, and follow Caltrans on Twitter at and SANDAG at

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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