Monday, Nov. 7, 2011
Contact: Public Information Officer Cathryne Bruce-Johnson
Phone: (619) 688-6670
Morning Ramp Meter Activation on Northbound SR-125 at Campo Road
SAN DIEGO – A ramp meter will be activated from Campo Road to northbound State Route 125 on Wednesday morning, Nov. 16, according to the California Department of Transportation (Caltrans).
The meter at this location will alternate lanes, allowing two cars per green light to enter the freeway on weekday mornings from 5:30-9:30.
Caltrans will place signs this week to alert motorists in advance of the first day of operation and then turn on the meter's green light the day before, on Nov. 15.
Ramp meters keep large volumes of vehicles from entering the freeway all at once and pushing it past its designed capacity. Motorists are delayed for a brief time at the meter, but studies show that freeway speeds, overall travel times and highway safety are improved.
More information on ramp meters may be found at the following link: http://www.dot.ca.gov/dist11/ads/RampMeterBrochure2011.pdf.
For more information about this and other projects and freeway closures in the region, follow Caltrans on Twitter at http://www.twitter.com/SDCaltrans.
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