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Caltrans News Release

District 11

Monday, July 20, 2015

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

Temporary Speed Reduction on I-8 for Construction Work

SAN DIEGO –– Caltrans advises motorists that speeds have been reduced from 70 MPH to 60 MPH on both sides a 17-mile stretch of Interstate 8 (I-8) from Crestwood Road to the In-Ko-Pah Park Road near the San Diego/Imperial county line. 

The temporary speed reduction takes place during construction work hours Monday-Friday and some weekends from 7 a.m. – 6 p.m.  The speed decrease is needed because highway workers are working behind cones close to live traffic.

Construction crews began work this spring to replace pavement in both directions on I-8 from Crestwood Road to In-Ko-Pah.  The work will be completed in early 2016. 

Additional California Highway Patrol coverage will be in place to enforce the speed limit. Fines are doubled when speeding in a construction zone.

Remember to Slow For The Cone Zone.

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