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

District 11

Friday, July 5, 2013

Contact: Media Relations Officer Cathryne Bruce-Johnson

Phone: (619) 688-6670

East Palomar Street Bridge Over Interstate 805 Scheduled to Close July 8

SAN DIEGO – The East Palomar Street Bridge over Interstate 805 (I-805) in Chula Vista will be closed for approximately one year beginning Monday morning after 8.  The closure is required to replace the bridge as part of the construction of a Direct Access Ramp (DAR), Transit Station and Park & Ride.

The DAR is expected to be complete in winter 2014 and will allow vehicles to enter the new I-805 carpool lanes currently under construction without merging through the general purpose lanes.

Drivers traveling west on East Palomar Street will be detoured onto northbound Oleander Avenue, then west on East Naples Street, then south on Melrose Avenue to westbound East Palomar Street.

Drivers traveling east on East Palomar Street will be detoured north on Melrose Avenue, east on East Naples Street, then south on Oleander Avenue to eastbound East Palomar Street.

Construction of the East Palomar Street DAR, Transit Station and Park & Ride is part of the first phase of the I-805 South Express Lanes Project. 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.

Visit, call the Construction Hotline at (888) 941-5005, or e-mail us at for more information.

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