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

District 11

Friday, October 23, 2013

Contact: Caltrans Public Information Cathryne Bruce-Johnson

Phone: (619) 688-6670


Southbound I-15 and Express Lanes Closed Thursday Night in Mira Mesa

SAN DIEGO – Southbound Interstate 15 (I-15) main lanes and the south and northbound Express Lanes will be closed Thursday night for continued construction of the Mira Mesa Direct Access Ramp (DAR), according to Caltrans.

Southbound I-15 main lanes between Mira Mesa Boulevard and Carroll Canyon Road will be closed from 11 to 5 the next morning. Southbound traffic will be detoured west on Mira Mesa Boulevard, then south on Black Mountain Road to access I-15 from Carroll Canyon Road.

The southbound Express Lanes will also be closed between Camino Del Norte and Miramar Way and the northbound Express Lanes will be closed between Miramar Road and Mira Mesa Boulevard during the same night starting at 8. All lanes will be open to traffic the next morning at 5. Express Lanes traffic will be shifted into the main lanes in advance of the closures and signs will be posted on the freeway to direct motorists to the detours.

The Mira Mesa DAR, along with the new Miramar College Transit Station, which is also under construction, will link to the I-15 Express Lanes via Hillery Drive. This will be the fifth DAR constructed along the I-15 Corridor and will support future Rapid Transit service beginning in the summer of 2014. The DAR and transit station are scheduled to be complete next year.

For more information on the I-15 Express Lanes project call (619) 688-6670 or log on to  Follow @SDCaltrans on Twitter for timely information about state highways in San Diego and Imperial counties. 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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