California Department of Transportation District 11 & San Diego & Imperial Counties

District 11

Friday, Aug. 2, 2013

Contact: Public Information Officer Donny Phonea

Phone: (619) 688-6670

Upcoming Construction on Governor Drive at Interstate 805

SAN DIEGO – Governor Drive at Interstate 805 (I-805) will be intermittently closed in both directions overnight during the next few weeks to accommodate work to widen the freeway bridge, according to Caltrans.

The closures will be on:

  • Tuesday, Aug. 6 through Saturday, Aug. 10 from approximately 9 p.m. to 5 a.m.
  • Sunday, Aug. 18 through Tuesday, Aug. 20 from approximately 9 p.m. to 5 a.m.

Work activities include erecting bridge falsework, placement of temporary concrete barriers to protect the work areas, and demolishing portions of the bridge. Falsework is the name given to temporary wooden and steel support structures that make constructing the actual bridge possible.

Residents in the area can expect temporary and sporadic overnight noise during construction. Motorists will be detoured around the Governor Drive/I-805 area during the nighttime closures.


Accessing Westbound Governor Drive from Northbound I-805: Continue on I-805 North past Governor Drive to Nobel Drive. Exit Nobel Drive, turn left and enter the I-805 South on-ramp. Exit Governor Drive and proceed west.

Accessing Northbound I-805 from Eastbound Governor Drive: From Governor Drive, enter I-805 South onramp. Exit at Clairemont Mesa Boulevard, proceed east and enter I-805 North on-ramp.

This work is part of stage one of the I-805 North Express Lanes Project, which consists of constructing one carpool lane in each direction from State Route 52 to just north of Mira Mesa Boulevard and south-facing Direct Access Ramps (DARs) at Carroll Canyon Road. DARs allow commuters to easily access the Express Lanes. Stage one is scheduled to be completed in 2015.

For updates on the I-805 North Express Lanes Project, please visit, call the Construction Hotline at (877) 821-4280, or email us at For real-time updates during the closures, please follow Caltrans on Twitter @SDCaltrans.

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

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