Caltrans News Release
Tuesday, Nov. 10, 2015
Contact: Caltrans Public Relations Officer Edward Cartagena, (619) 688-6670
SR-7/SR-98 Closed Five Days Beginning Saturday
EL CENTRO, Ca. –– Caltrans crews will close State Route 7 (SR-7) from Maggio Road to Herber Road for five consecutive days beginning Saturday at 9 p.m. through Thursday afternoon. State Route 98 (SR-98) from Menvielle Road to Keffer Road also will be closed. The closures are part of the SR-7 Pavement Improvement Project located about seven miles east of Calexico and a half mile north of the U.S.-Mexico border in Imperial County.
Detour signs will direct northbound SR-7 passenger vehicles from Mexico to Menvielle Road, then to SR-98.
Northbound commercial truck traffic will continue on SR-7 to the Commercial Vehicle Enforcement Facility and then to Nina Lee Road west, to Menvielle Road north to SR-98. Access to Maggio Road will remain open.
SR-7 north of Heber Road will remain open in both directions. Motorists wanting to access SR-7 north of Heber Road or wanting to continue on eastbound or westbound SR-98 will be detoured around the closures at Barbara Worth Road from the west and Keffer Road from the east, onto Heber Road.
Local business will remain open during the closure.
Construction on the SR-7 Pavement Improvement Project began last year to replace the asphalt concrete with a more durable Continuously Reinforced Concrete Pavement. The work will improve pavement life, ride quality and significantly reduce the need for future maintenance. The $11.4 million project is funded through state and federal sources and is expected to be completed by the end of the year.
Questions may be directed to the Caltrans Public Information Office at (619) 688-6670.
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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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