Southbound I-5 Connector to Eastbound I-8 Closed Tuesday Night


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District:   District 11 — San Diego and Imperial Counties
Phone:  (619) 417-3753

SAN DIEGO — Caltrans crews will close the southbound Interstate 5 (I-5) connector to Eastbound Interstate 8 (I-8) on Tuesday, July 5, from 9 p.m. until 5 a.m. Crews are beginning a 2-mile stretch of asphalt concrete overlay to extend the lifespan of the roadway on this stretch of the freeway.

The two inside lanes of eastbound I-8 will also be closed, as well as the three inside lanes of westbound I-8, to just east of the State Route 163 interchange.

As a detour for the southbound I-5 closure

  • Proceed south on I-5 to the Old Town Avenue Exit and turn left.
  • Turn left on Moore Street
  • Head north on Moore Street to the Northbound I-5 onramp.
  • Take the eastbound I-8 connector.

Travelers are reminded to watch for highway workers and moving equipment and to Be Work Zone Alert. The construction schedule is subject to change due to weather, traffic incidents or other construction considerations.

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