Full Closure of I-8 Sunday and Monday Nights


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District: District 11 — San Diego and Imperial Counties
Contact: Ed.Cartagena@dot.ca.gov
Phone: (619) 688-6723

SAN DIEGO — Caltrans will close all westbound lanes of Interstate 8 (I-8) from State Route 163 (SR-163) to Interstate 5 (I-5) Sunday and Monday night from 11 p.m. to 5 a.m. to install new overhead signs.

Westbound I-8 motorists will have a primary detour to southbound SR-163, continue on southbound SR-163 to northbound I-5, continue north on I-5 to eastbound I-8. Motorists can also detour using the westbound I-8 to southbound Interstate 805 ramp, to State Route 15, to westbound State Route 94 to northbound I-5, continue north on I-5 to eastbound I-8.

Drivers are reminded to ‘Be Work Zone Alert’ and to move over a lane if safe to do so and slow down when approaching Caltrans vehicles with amber flashing lights.

The $22 million I-5/I-8 Improve the Move Project aims to reduce congestion on I-8 by constructing an additional westbound lane between Taylor Street and the interchange. The project also includes new signing to better direct motorists to regional recreation destinations, area universities, and to major employment centers in Downtown San Diego and Sorrento Valley.

For real-time traffic information including traffic speed, lane and road closures due to construction and maintenance activities, and more, go to http://quickmap.dot.ca.gov/

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