Thursday, July 1, 2010
Contact: Construction Information Officer Kara Palmer
Phone: (619) 688-6670
Southbound Interstate 15 Closed Tonight at Rancho Peñasquitos Boulevard/Poway Road
SAN DIEGO – Southbound Interstate 15 (I-15) will be closed Thursday night and detours will be in place at the Poway Road/Rancho Peñasquitos Boulevard bridge, according to the California Department of Transportation (Caltrans). The closure will be in place from 11:30 p.m. on Thursday to 4:30 a.m. on Friday.
Motorists traveling south on I-15 will be detoured west on State Route 56 (SR-56) to east on Rancho Peñasquitos Boulevard to southbound I-15. Concurrently, the eastbound and westbound SR-56 connectors to southbound I-15 will also be closed. Motorists traveling on SR-56 to southbound I-15 will be detoured via Rancho Peñasquitos Boulevard onto southbound I-15. Detour signs will be in place to direct motorists.
The Poway Road/Rancho Peñasquitos Boulevard bridge over I-15 will also be closed at 9 p.m. on Thursday and will reopen at 5 a.m. on Friday. Motorists traveling west on Poway Road will be detoured north on I-15 to west on SR-56 onto eastbound Rancho Peñasquitos Boulevard or westbound Carmel Mountain Road. Motorists traveling east on Rancho Peñasquitos Boulevard will be detoured south on I-15 to east on Mercy Road to north on I-15 onto eastbound Poway Road. Detour signs will be in place to direct motorists.
These closures will allow construction crews to work on the bridge as part of the I-15 Express Lanes project. Bridge work may be noisy but must be done at night to avoid disrupting daytime traffic. For more information on the I-15 Express Lanes project, call the project information hotline at (866) 890-1397 or log-on to www.KeepSanDiegoMoving.com.
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