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

District 11

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

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


UPDATE: I-805 Carroll Canyon DAR Opening

SAN DIEGO – The opening of the new Direct Access Ramp (DAR) on Interstate 805 (I-805) at Carroll Canyon Road has been postponed due to rain. Work to complete the striping and open the roadway is planned for the end of the week, according to Caltrans. 

Commuters on Carroll Canyon Road can now directly access the carpool lanes on I-805 at its merge with Interstate 5.  In early March, Caltrans and the San Diego Association of Governments added two miles of new carpool lanes, creating a continuous 10-mile carpool lane in each direction from Mira Mesa Boulevard in Sorrento Valley to Manchester Avenue on Interstate 5 in Encinitas.

Carpools are encouraged to use the new DAR and detour from Mira Mesa Boulevard to the parallel Carroll Canyon Road to access the new freeway ramp.

Motorists are asked to exercise patience on the road as drivers get accustomed to this new travel option to access the I-805.

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