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Caltrans News Release

District 11

Wednesday, Oct. 7, 2015

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

Overnight Closures of Interstate 5 at Genesee Avenue

SAN DIEGO –– Caltrans advises motorists that crews will close all lanes on Interstate 5 (I-5) in both directions at Genesee Avenue tonight and Thursday from 11 until 5 in the morning. The closure will allow crews to prepare for the widening of the Genesee Avenue Bridge over I-5. 

During the closure, motorists in both directions will be detoured to the Genesee Avenue off-ramp, across the intersection, and then to the on-ramp to reenter I-5. Directional signage will be placed to assist motorists through the detour.

The I-5 Genesee Avenue Interchange Project will replace the existing six lane Genesee Avenue overpass with a ten lane structure that will accommodate current and future traffic demands of the region. The project will also widen the freeway access ramps, add an auxiliary lane in the northbound direction on I-5 between Genesee Avenue and Roselle Street, and construct a new, separated bicycle/pedestrian path. The project is an integral piece of the broader improvements planned along I-5 in the North Coast Corridor.

Project information is available at or by calling the Project Hotline at (888) 720-9321.  Follow and visit to keep current on transportation information.

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