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Caltrans News Release

District 11

Friday, July 31, 2015

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

Overnight Closures of Interstate 5 at Genesee Avenue

SAN DIEGO –– All lanes on I-5 from Sorrento Valley Road to just south of Genesee Avenue will be closed in one direction from 11 p.m. to 5 a.m., per the schedule below:

  • Southbound I-5: Sunday – Tuesday*, August 2 - 4
  • Northbound I-5: Tuesday* – Thursday, August 4 - 6 and Sunday, August 9

*Northbound and southbound I-5 will not be closed concurrently.

These closures are required to install temporary wood forms for the new I-5/Genesee Avenue Bridge.

During the southbound I-5 closure, motorists using the State Route 56 (SR-56) local bypass attempting to take southbound I-5 will be detoured to southbound I-805 then westbound State Route 52 (SR-52). Motorists are advised to use southbound I-5 rather than the SR-56 local bypass to avoid an additional detour. Signs will be placed to alert motorists in advance.

Throughout August, construction will require intermittent overnight lane closures on I-5 and Genesee Avenue, and on- and off-ramp closures at the interchange. A detailed list of planned closures and associated detours is available at

The $105 million I-5/Genesee Avenue Interchange Project will replace the existing six-lane Genesee Avenue overcrossing with a ten-lane structure that will include additional vehicle lanes, sidewalks, and bicycle lanes to better accommodate current and future traffic demands in the San Diego region. The project  is expected to be completed in 2017.
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