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

District 11

Friday, April 12, 2013

Contact: Media Information Officer Cathryne Bruce-Johnson

Phone: (619) 688-6670

Concrete Safety Barriers to be Installed on Interstate 805

SAN DIEGO – Construction crews will install temporary concrete traffic safety barriers overnight beginning next week along the median of Interstate 805 (I-805) in both directions of the freeway between State Route 52 (SR-52) and just north of La Jolla Village Drive.

Work to install the barriers will occur Tuesday through Thursday and the following Sunday through Thursday between 9 p.m. and 5 a.m. The barriers will be in place for approximately two years during construction on the first phase of the I-805 North Express Lanes Project.

During construction, commuters may experience temporary lane closures, reduced shoulder and lane widths, and equipment along the freeway median. Motorists traveling through the construction zone should use extra caution as heavy equipment and trucks will be entering and exiting the median.

The first phase of construction of the $587 million I-805 North Express Lanes Project will add one carpool lane in each direction from just south of SR-52 to just north of Mira Mesa Boulevard and build a south-facing Direct Access Ramp at Carroll Canyon Road. The carpool lanes are scheduled to open in winter 2015.

For updates on the I-805 North Express Lanes Project, please visit, call the Construction Hotline at (877) 821-4280, email us at, and follow Caltrans on Twitter at and SANDAG at

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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