California Department of Transportation District 11 ­ San Diego & Imperial Counties

District 11

Slow For The Cone Zone

Friday, June 24, 2011

Contact: Public Information Officer Edward Cartagena

Phone: (619) 668-6670

Media Availability

Four Express Lanes Between State Route 56 and State Route 163 to Open Monday

WHO:   California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) Interstate 15 Corridor Director, Gustavo Dallarda, and San Diego Association of Governments (SANDAG) Chief Technology Officer Samuel Johnson.

WHAT:   State and regional officials will be available for interviews regarding the opening of all four Express Lanes between State Route 56 (SR-56) and State Route 163 (SR-163). This opening comes after a nine-day closure of the entire Express Lanes facility, which occurred from Saturday, June 18, to Sunday, June 26. New entrance and exit locations will also be available for the first time in this stretch of Express Lanes. Short detours will also be in place for extended closures of the entrance and exit from I-15 near the I-15/SR-163 merge.

WHEN:   Monday, June 27, from 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.

WHERE:  Caltrans South Control Yard
6755 Kearny Villa Road
Thomas Guide (Page 1229 F5)

PHOTO/VIDEO OPPORTUNITY:  Gustavo Dallarda and Samuel Johnson with a display map of new I-15 Express Lanes entrance and exit points.

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