Caltrans News Release
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 http://www.keepsandiegomoving.com or by calling the Project Hotline at (888) 732-9373. Follow https://twitter.com/SDCaltrans and visit https://www.facebook.com/CaltransDistrict11 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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