California Department of Transportation District 11 & San Diego & Imperial Counties Caltrans Info Edge

District 11

Slow For The Cone Zone

Friday, Sept. 2, 2011

Contact: Public Information Officer Hayden Manning

Phone: (619) 688-6670

Caltrans and CHP to Test Enhanced Enforcement

SAN DIEGO – The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) and the California Highway Patrol (CHP) have partnered in a construction zone enhanced enforcement pilot program. The program will monitor motorist speed through a Caltrans construction project.

CHP will place self standing radar detectors at the each end of a construction project. It will monitor speeds first with no CHP Officer present. Then one officer will be placed at the front of the construction zone, after an hour or so a second officer will be placed in the middle, and finally a third officer will be placed at the end of the construction zone. Normally there is just one CHP officer placed at the front of a construction zone during the hours of a scheduled closure.

The first program will take place Tuesday and Wednesday night from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m. on the Interstate 805 (I-805) La Jolla Village Drive Project. On Tuesday construction crews will close two lanes of northbound I-805 from just south of La Jolla Village Drive to just north of La Jolla Drive. On Wednesday two lanes of southbound I-805 will close.

Changeable Message Signs will be posted to notify motorists of the closure.

Motorists are reminded to slow down and safely move over a lane when they see Caltrans or other emergency vehicles displaying flashing amber lights. It's the law!

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