Caltrans News Release
Tuesday, March 3, 2015
Contact: Caltrans Media Relations Officer Edward Cartagena, (619) 688-6670
Westbound I-8 Ramps Closed Monday Night
SAN DIEGO – Motorists are advised that Caltrans crews have scheduled several ramp and lane closures on westbound Interstate 8 (I-8) on Monday from 10 p.m.-5 a.m. for restriping and removal of temporary concrete barriers. The work is part of the Interstate 5 (I-5)/I-8 Connector Project.
The westbound I-8 connector ramp to southbound I-5 will be fully closed.
Crews will close two lanes on westbound I-8 beginning at Taylor Street to the I-5 connector. No access will be available at the Taylor Street on-ramp and the Morena Boulevard on- and off-ramps.
A lane will be closed on the westbound I-8 connector ramp to northbound I-5 leaving one lane open.
The detour for westbound I-8 to southbound I-5 is to continue west to southbound State Route 163 and then to southbound I-5.
Westbound motorists can also take northbound I-5 to SeaWorld Drive to connect to southbound I-5.
Travelers are reminded to allow for extra travel time due to high traffic volumes in this area even in the evening hours.
The I-5/I-8 Connector Project will add a lane on westbound I-8 at the connector ramp to northbound I-5, and an additional northbound lane and auxiliary lane on I-5 from the interchange north to Sea World Drive. The project is scheduled to be completed this summer.
More information about the project is available at dot.ca.gov/dist11/facts and at keepsandiegomoving.com/Connectors/connectorsintroduction.aspx.
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