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

District 11

Tuesday, July 9, 2013

Contact: Cathryne Bruce-Johnson, Caltrans, (619) 688-6670

Contact: David Hicks, SANDAG, (619) 699-6939

Media Availability

Major Closures Scheduled for I-15, I-805 This Summer
Motorists are asked to Steer Clear


Caltrans District 11 Director Laurie Berman, San Diego Association of Governments Executive Director Gary Gallegos and a representative from the California Highway Patrol.


Officials will be available for interviews regarding major freeway improvements that will require two upcoming closures of freeways this summer.

Motorists will be detoured around an approximately 3-mile stretch of southbound Interstate 15 (I-15) on Saturday, July 27, from 7 p.m. through 4 a.m. Monday, July 29. The closure will be from State Route 56/Ted Williams Parkway to Rancho Peñasquitos Boulevard/Poway Road for drainage improvements.

Interstate 805 (I-805) will be closed for 7 miles in both directions on Sunday, August 18, from 3 p.m. through 5 a.m. on Monday, August 19. The closure will be between State Route 54 and State Route 905, so crews can demolish the East Palomar Street Bridge to make way for a new direct access ramp (DAR). The DAR will offer a convenient way for carpoolers and transit to enter the Express Lanes currently under construction on I-805 and access the future East Palomar Transit Station and Park & Ride.


Tuesday, July 9, at 10 to 11 a.m.


Caltrans District Office
4050 Taylor Street
San Diego, CA 92110
Thomas Guide Page 1268, (F-4)


Large display maps of I-15 and I-805 closures with detour routes.

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