Caltrans News Release
Friday, July 17, 2015
Contact: Caltrans Public Relations Officer Hayden Manning, (619) 688-6670
Travel Times Increased on the I-5 Ocean View Rehab Project
SAN DIEGO ––
Motorists should expect a delay when traveling through the Interstate 5 (I-5) Ocean View Rehab Project due to increase summer traffic volumes. Construction crews are working Monday through Friday nights to replace portions of pavement between Oceanside and the San Diego-Orange County Line. Crews are also replacing portions of the highway shoulder.
Sections of I-5 will be closed to one lane in each direction, Monday-Thursday, 7 p.m. to 5 a.m. and Friday from 9 p.m. to 8 a.m. The closures include the on- and off-ramps at Las Pulgas Road, with intermittent closures of the ramps at Basilone and Cristianitos roads.
“The number of vehicles traveling through the area has been higher during the summer compared to the other seasons,” said Caltrans Public Information Officer Hayden Manning.
Motorists are reminded that the maximum speed through a construction zone is 55 mph. These limits are set for the safety of motorists and for the work crews.
The $43 million I-5 Ocean View Rehab Project is expected to be completed in winter 2016. Motorists should expect delays during work hours and it is suggested they check Caltrans Quickmap online at quickmap.dot.ca.gov for the latest freeway traffic information before leaving home.
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