California Department of Transportation District 11 ­ San Diego & Imperial Counties

District 11

Friday, April 20, 2012

Contact: Public Information Officer Donny Phonea

Phone: (619) 688-6670

Activation of New Ramp Meters on Northbound Interstate 5

SAN DIEGO – Three new ramp meters will be activated on northbound Interstate 5 starting Wednesday, May 2, according to the California Department of Transportation (Caltrans).

The meters at Birmingham Drive, Santa Fe Drive and Encinitas Boulevard will be in operation weekdays from 3-7 p.m.  Signs at these locations will notify motorists of the upcoming activations.

The ramp metering system regulates the flow of vehicles onto the freeway during peak commute hours to help manage traffic congestion downstream and reduce traffic weaving difficulties.  For more information, go to the following web page and look for the Ramp Meter Brochure link: www.dot.ca.gov/dist11.

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