Crews Begin SR-86 Roadway Improvements in El Centro, Tonight 5/24


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District: District 11 – San Diego and Imperial Counties
Phone: (619) 688-6670

EL CENTRO, Calif.— Crews will close sidewalks and lanes on State Route 86 (SR-86) at Adams Avenue/N. Imperial Avenue intersection in the city of El Centro today through Friday from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m., according to Caltrans.

The work is part of a paving project on a 1.5-segment of SR-86/Adams Avenue just west of Wilson Street to SR-86/N. Imperial Avenue at Treshill Road. Construction will include sidewalk repairs, intersection treatments, markings, and completion thermoplastic striping and markings and is expected to be completed in mid-August.

Paving operations are expected to begin Tuesday, June 1, from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m., continuing weekdays, and involve lane closures, temporary driveway, and intersection closures, along with daytime construction noise.

One lane in each direction remains open during the work. Access to businesses will remain open. Motorists are advised to expect delays and to allow additional travel time.

Nighttime closures are anticipated to take place in mid-June. Details will be made available when the closures are scheduled.

Caltrans thanks community members for their understanding during the construction improvements. Crews will mitigate construction noise and dust as much as possible.

Motorists are reminded to drive cautiously in the work zone and watch for highway workers and construction equipment.

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