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Caltrans News Release

District 11

Thursday, Dec. 24, 2015 (Updated Dec. 29, 2015)

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

Closures Planned on I-805 in National City

SAN DIEGO –– Nighttime lane and ramp closures along Interstate 805 (I-805) between State Route 54 (SR-54) and 43rd Street in National City will take place Tuesday and Wednesday between 8 p.m. and 5 a.m., weather permitting. During this time, crews will perform electrical work and remove temporary construction barriers.

Up to three lanes in either direction, as well as the connector ramps from eastbound and westbound SR 54 to northbound I-805 will be closed intermittently. The northbound on-ramp at Sweetwater Road, the southbound on- and off-ramps at East Plaza Boulevard, and the southbound on-ramp at 43rd Street also will be closed periodically.

Motorists traveling eastbound and westbound on SR-54 who wish to connect to northbound I-805 will be detoured to southbound I-805, exit left on Bonita Road, and then turn left to northbound I-805.

Motorists traveling west on East Plaza Boulevard will be directed to travel south on Highland Avenue, to eastbound SR-54, to I-805. Motorists traveling east on East Plaza Boulevard will be detoured to travel south on Euclid Avenue to I-805.

Nearby residents can expect intermittent lights and noise during work hours. Construction crews will work to minimize impacts to businesses, residents and commuters.

The improvements under construction at East Plaza Boulevard are part of the first phase of the I-805 South Express Lanes Project, a $1.1 billion effort to create a modern new transportation backbone for South County. Weather permitting, the first phase of the project will be completed in early 2016.

For updates on the I-805 South Express Lane Project, please visit, call the Construction Hotline at (888) 941-5005, or e-mail

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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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