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Caltrans News Release

District 11

Friday, June 19, 2015

Contact: Caltrans Public Relations Officer Cathryne Bruce-Johnson, (619) 688-6670

State Route 15 Ramp Closures in Mid-City

SAN DIEGO –– Motorists traveling along State Route 15 (SR-15) in Mid-City should expect intermittent overnight lane and ramp closures in both directions over the next few weeks from Friars Road to just south of Interstate 805 (I-805).  The closures will be scheduled from 7 p.m.-5 a.m.  Nearby residents can expect periodic construction lights and noise during work hours.

Beginning Monday, and continuing for the next two to three weeks, construction crews will close lanes and ramps along SR- 15 as crews restripe lanes, place concrete barriers, and begin preparations for the construction of two new freeway-level transit stations at El Cajon Boulevard and University Avenue.

Affected SR-15 southbound ramps include the on-ramp at Friars Road, and the on- and off-ramps at El Cajon Boulevard and University Avenue. The westbound Interstate 8 (I-8) to southbound SR-15 and the southbound SR-15 to southbound I-805 connector ramps also are subject to closure.

Affected SR-15 northbound ramps include the on- and off-ramps at El Cajon Boulevard and University Avenue. The northbound I-805 to northbound SR-15 connector ramp also is subject to closure.

The work is part of the SANDAG SR-15 Mid-City Centerline Transit Stations Project, a $56 million effort to expand transit services and improve regional connectivity. It is the result of a multi-agency collaboration between SANDAG, Caltrans, and MTS to add the

San Diego region’s first two freeway-level transit stations along SR-15 at El Cajon Boulevard and University Avenue, and construct transit-only lanes within the existing SR-15 median. Construction begins this month, and will take approximately two years to complete.

Construction crews will work to minimize impacts to nearby businesses, residents, and commuters. Motorists are advised to plan their travel accordingly and avoid the area, if possible.  Access for emergency vehicles will be maintained.

For updates on the SR-15 Mid-City Centerline Transit Stations Project, please visit KeepSanDiegoMoving.com or call the Caltrans Public Information Office at (619) 688-6670.

Follow Caltrans on Twitter at twitter.com/SDCaltrans and SANDAG at twitter.com/SANDAG.

Motorists are reminded to slow down and safely move over a lane when Caltrans or other emergency vehicles are displaying flashing amber lights. It’s the law!

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