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Caltrans News Release

District 11

Friday, July 10, 2015

Contact: Caltrans Public Relations Officer Edward Cartagena, (619) 688-6670

Night Closures on Interstate 8/Dogwood Road

EL CENTRO –– Crews will close a portion of westbound Interstate 8 (I-8) at Dogwood Road in the city of El Centro in Imperial County on Tuesday from 9:30 p.m.-5 a.m., according to Caltrans. Crews will switch to the eastbound direction on Wednesday from 9 p.m.-5 a.m.

The closures are needed to install falsework, a temporary support structure used in construction when building the overcrossing, as part of the I-8 Dogwood Road Interchange Project that began construction last fall.

Detour signs will be posted directing motorists to exit the freeway at Dogwood Road and then continue to the I-8 on-ramp. No significant delays are expected.

The $31 million project will widen ramps and replace the Dogwood Road overcrossing, widening it from two to six lanes including turning lanes.  The improvements will help reduce congestion at freeway on- and off-ramps on Dogwood Road and provide easier access to local streets.  Construction is expected to be completed in fall 2016.

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Motorists are reminded to Be Work Zone Alert and to Move Over a lane when safe to do so, or slow when highway workers are present with amber lights flashing.

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