California Department of Transportation District 11 ­ San Diego & Imperial Counties

District 11

Thursday, April 22, 2010

Contact: Construction Information Officer Kara Palmer

Phone: (619) 688-6670

Southbound Interstate 15 Closed for Five Nights at Poway Road/Rancho Peñasquitos Boulevard Bridge

SAN DIEGO – Southbound Interstate 15 (I-15) will be closed for five nights and a detour in place beginning Sunday at the Poway Road/Rancho Peñasquitos Boulevard bridge, according to the California Department of Transportation (Caltrans).

The closure will be in place each night from 11:30-4:30, and will allow construction to continue on the bridge as part of the I-15 Express Lanes Project.

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 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 beginning at 9 each night and reopening at 5 the next morning. 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.

Bridge construction may cause noise but must be done at night to minimize disruptions to the weekday commute. 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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