California Department of Transportation District 11 ­ San Diego & Imperial Counties

District 11

Friday, April 5, 2013

Contact: Media Information Officer Cathryne Bruce-Johnson

Phone: (619) 688-6670

Overnight Closures of State Route 54 at Interstate 805

SAN DIEGO – State Route 54 (SR-54) at Interstate 805 (I-805) will be closed intermittently in both directions overnight during the next two weeks to accommodate work to widen the freeway bridge. The intermittent closures will take place April 8-17 between the hours of 10 p.m. and 5 a.m. Motorists are urged to avoid the area or take alternate routes.  

DETOURS ARE AS FOLLOWS:

Westbound SR-54 at I-805 closure: Drivers traveling west on SR-54 will be detoured onto northbound I-805, then exit at East Plaza Boulevard and take I-805 south to westbound SR-54.

Eastbound SR-54 at I-805 closure: Drivers traveling east on SR-54 will be detoured onto southbound I-805, exit at Bonita Road and take I-805 north to eastbound SR-54.

Northbound I-805 to westbound SR-54 ramp closure: Drivers traveling north on I-805 who wish to go west on SR-54 will be detoured to East Plaza Boulevard and will then take I-805 south to westbound SR-54.

Southbound I-805 to eastbound SR-54 ramp closure: Drivers traveling south on I-805 who want to go east on SR-54 will be detoured onto Bonita Road and take I-805 north to eastbound SR-54.

The I-805 South Express Lanes Project includes building one carpool lane in each direction along an eight-mile segment of the freeway from East Palomar Street in Chula Vista to State Route 94 in San Diego. Construction of the carpool lanes is scheduled for completion in late 2013.

For updates on the I-805 South Express Lanes Project, please visit KeepSanDiegoMoving.com, call the Construction Hotline at (888) 941-5005, e-mail us at I-805South@KeepSanDiegoMoving.com, and follow Caltrans on Twitter at www.twitter.com/SDCaltrans and SANDAG at www.twitter.com/SANDAG.

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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