Intersection Paving along SR-98 (Birch Avenue) in Calexico


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District: District 11 — San Diego and Imperial Counties
Phone: (619) 688-6723

EL CENTRO, Calif — Caltrans contractors will begin work Wednesday to resurface three intersections along State Route 98 (SR-98) (Birch Avenue) at Cole Road, Andrade Avenue and Encinas Avenue in the City of Calexico. The paving and striping work will result in long lasting repairs needed to sustain a reliable and safe transportation system for the users who depend on these routes.

Work will take place at Cole Road/SR-98 Wednesday, Thursday and Tuesday, February 19 from 4 a.m. to 7 p.m. each day. The crews will move to Andrade Avenue/SR-98 (Birch Avenue) through the end of February and then to Encinas Avenue/SR-98 (Birch Avenue) for the first part of March.

SR-98 will be reduced to one lane in each direction and access to and from Cole Road, Andrade Avenue and Encinas Avenue will be closed to vehicle traffic during work activity at each location.

Motorists can expect delays and are urged to plan their commutes accordingly. Detour signs to use city streets and one-way traffic control will be employed during project work.

Travelers in the area are reminded to watch for highway workers and construction equipment and to Be Work Zone Alert. The construction zone will be enforced by the California Highway Patrol.

The work schedule is subject to change due to traffic incidents, weather, availability of equipment and/or materials, and/or construction-related issues. More information and updates on projects can be found at or on Twitter via @SDCaltrans.

This $20 million project is made possible by allocations from the Senate Bill 1 (SB 1), the Road Repair and Accountability Act of 2017. Caltrans is committed to conducting its business in a fully transparent manner and detailing its progress to the public. For complete details on SB 1, visit

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