SR-98 Traffic Switch in Calexico Begins Sunday, 9/12


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

EL CENTRO, Calif.— Construction crews will switch all traffic on State Route 98 (SR-98)/Birch Street between State Route 111 (SR-111)/Imperial Avenue and Ollie Avenue to the SR-98 westbound lanes beginning Sunday at 9 p.m. The traffic switch will remain in place for approximately three months. Eastbound and westbound motorists will use existing westbound lanes separated by delineators; the closed eastbound section will be separated by a concrete barrier from active traffic.

The switch is needed so crews can construct new eastbound lanes within the same limits.

Completion of the project will result in long lasting repairs needed to sustain a reliable and safe transportation system for the users who depend on these routes.

Travelers in the area are reminded to watch for highway workers and construction equipment and to Be Work Zone Alert.

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