Lanes Open at SR-79/Buena Vista Creek Bridge and Some Creek Bridge in Warner Springs Thursday


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

SAN DIEGO —Crews will temporarily open all lanes on State Route 79 (SR-79) at the Buena Vista Creek Bridge located just south of San Felipe Road in Warner Springs and at Some Creek Bridge located about six miles north of Warner Springs beginning Thursday at 5 a.m., according to Caltrans.

The bridge work for deck improvements and rail replacements at each of the bridges has been temporarily delayed because of weather conditions and will resume Tuesday, March 12, at 6 a.m.

The construction activities will require reducing SR-79 to one lane on the Buena Vista Creek Bridge and Some Creek Bridge for two weeks.

Crews will work multiple shifts continuously at both locations. Personnel will be present to direct traffic through the single open lane at each location when safe to do so.

Signs will be posted alerting motorists to lane reductions ahead. Motorists are advised to expect delays and to allow additional travel time to reach their destinations.

Caltrans thanks the community for its patience during construction and reminds drivers to ‘Be Work Zone Alert’ by avoiding distracted driving, paying constant attention to traffic, and slowing down when approaching work zones.

The work is part of the SR-79 Bridge Deck Rehabilitation and Bridge Rail Project for the Buena Vista Creek Bridge and Some Creek Bridge. The $1.2 million project is expected to be completed in May.

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