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Caltrans News Release

District 11

Monday, Feb. 22, 2016

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

SR-15 Nighttime Closures in Mid-City

SAN DIEGO –– Caltrans announced that overnight lane and ramp closures will be in place along State Route 15 (SR-15) during the next two weeks.  The closures are required to remove and install overhead sign structures as part of ongoing work on the SR-15 Mid-City Centerline Rapid Transit Stations Project.

Construction crews will close northbound SR-15 between Interstate 8 (I-8) and Interstate 805 (I-805) Tuesday-Thursday nights Feb. 23-25 and March 1-3 from 9 until 5 in the morning.  The closures include the northbound I-805 connector to northbound SR-15 along with the northbound on-ramps at University Avenue, El Cajon Boulevard, and Adams Avenue.

Detour sings will be posted directing motorists traveling north on SR-15 to take northbound I-805, to northbound State Route 163, and then to northbound I-15.

Southbound SR-15 will be closed between Interstate 8 (I-8) and El Cajon Boulevard on Monday, Feb. 29, from 10 until 5 in the morning.  The eastbound and westbound I-8 connectors to southbound SR-15 will also be closed along with the southbound on-ramps at Camino Del Rio South and Adams Avenue.

Motorists traveling south on Interstate 15 (I-15) will be detoured to westbound I-8, then southbound Interstate 805 (I-805) to southbound SR-15.

The $65 million SR-15 Mid-City Centerline Rapid Transit Stations Project will build San Diego’s first freeway-level Rapid transit stations along SR-15 at El Cajon Boulevard and University Avenue. New 2.5-mile transit-only lanes also will be constructe4d within the existing SR-15 median from just north of Interstate 805 to just south of Interstate 8.  The project is expected to be completed in 2017.  

Project information is available at or by calling the Project Hotline at (888) 732-9373. Follow and visit to keep current on transportation information in San Diego and Imperial counties.

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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