Caltrans Media Advisory
September 22, 2017
Contact: Cathryne Bruce-Johnson
Caltrans (619) 688-6670
Caltrans Media Availability During 57-Hour Border Closure Southbound I-5 and I-805
WHO: Caltrans Public information Officers and Caltrans District Director Laurie Berman.
WHAT: Caltrans representatives will be on hand to answer questions about the 57-hour closures on southbound Interstate 5 and Interstate 805 south of State Route 905. The freeway closures will begin Saturday at 3 a.m. through Monday at noon to accommodate work at the San Ysidro Port of Entry for the General Services Administration (GSA) 5Realign Project. Southbound motorists will be detoured to eastbound SR-905. Traffic congestion is a concern and motorists are urged to avoid the area if possible. Caltrans Maintenance crews are taking advantage of the closures to perform various maintenance and repairs.
WHEN: Saturday, Sept. 23, 8 a.m.–1 p.m.
Note: District Director Berman will be available 8-10 a.m. only
WHERE: Camino de la Plaza Overcrossing in San Ysidro
Near the San Ysidro Pedestrian Bridge Border Crossing
Parking is available along Camino de la Plaza
Caltrans representatives will be available to give interviews and provide current traffic information.
Saturday: Contact Cathryne Bruce-Johnson at (858) 688-1431.
Sunday: (Phone only) Contact Caridad Sanchez at (619) 629-1613.
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