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

District 11

Friday March 28, 2014

Contact: Caltrans Public Information Officer Hayden Manning, (619) 688-6670


I-805 Carroll Canyon DAR to Open Tuesday

SAN DIEGO – The new Direct Access Ramp (DAR) on Interstate 805 (I-805) at Carroll Canyon Road is scheduled to open on Tuesday, April 1, weather permitting, according to Caltrans.  It is the first DAR to open on the North Coast Corridor and is the second DAR in San Diego where motorists will access the freeway from underneath the structure.  The first is on Interstate 15 at Hale Avenue.

Commuters on Carroll Canyon Road can now directly access the carpool lanes on I-805 at its merge with Interstate 5.  In early March Caltrans and the San Diego Association of Governments added two miles of new carpool lanes, creating a continuous 10-mile carpool lane in each direction from Mira Mesa Boulevard in Sorrento Valley to Manchester Avenue on Interstate 5 in Encinitas.

Carpools are encouraged to use the new DAR and detour from Mira Mesa Boulevard to the parallel Carroll Canyon Road to access the new freeway ramp.

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