More I-8 Closures Planned Tuesday, Wednesday

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District: District 11 — San Diego and Imperial Counties
Contact: Barbara.C.Moreno@dot.ca.gov
Phone: (619) 688-6670

SAN DIEGO — Caltrans construction crews have announced more closures along Interstate 8 (I-8) on Tuesday, July 19, and Wednesday, July 20, from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m. There will be work on I-8 on the first night of Comic-Con, but it will not involve any freeway or connector closures during the weekend of the event’s return to San Diego.

Crews are working on a roadway overlay treatment to expand the life of the asphalt concrete pavement. This project also includes installing rumble strips and upgrading striping. This will involve intermittent overnight closures through August. Signs will be posted ahead of the closures to alert motorists.

Tuesday 7/19 closures and detours

Eastbound I-8 from west of I-5 (I-8 and I-5 interchange)

Detour: connect to southbound I-5, then to northbound SR-163, continue to eastbound I-8 connector.

Northbound I-5 to eastbound I-8

Detour: exit at Sea World Drive off-ramp, turn left on Sea World Drive, continue to southbound I-5 on-ramp, connect to northbound SR-163, and continue to eastbound I-8 connector.

Eastbound I-8 to northbound SR-163

Detour: continue east on I-8 to Qualcomm Way/Texas Street off-ramp, turn left on Qualcomm Way to westbound I-8 onramp, continue west on I-8 to northbound SR-163 connector.

Eastbound I-8 to southbound SR-163

Detour: continue east on I-8 to Qualcomm Way/Texas Street off-ramp, turn left on Qualcomm Way to westbound I-8 onramp, continue west on I-8 to southbound SR-163 connector.

Northbound SR-163 to eastbound I-8

Detour: continue north on SR-163 and exit at Mesa College Drive off-ramp, turn right on Mesa College Drive, turn right on to the southbound I-805 on-ramp, then continue to the eastbound I-8 connector.

Southbound SR-163 to eastbound I-8

Detour: connect to westbound I-8, then exit at Taylor Street off-ramp, turn left onto Hotel Circle South and enter the eastbound I-8 on-ramp.

Wednesday 7/19 closures and detours

Eastbound I-8 from west of I-5 (I-8 and I-5 interchange)

Detour: connect to southbound I-5, then to northbound SR-163, continue to eastbound I-8 connector.

Southbound I-5 to eastbound I-8

Detour: continue southbound I-5, exit Old Town Avenue off-ramp, turn left on to Old Town Avenue, turn left on to Moore Street, then continue to the northbound I-5 on-ramp, connect to eastbound I-8.

Thursday 7/20 closures and detours

Eastbound I-8 from west of I-5 (I-8 and I-5 interchange)

Detour: connect to southbound I-5, then to northbound SR-163, continue to eastbound I-8 connector.

Southbound I-5 to eastbound I-8

Detour: continue southbound I-5, exit Old Town Avenue off-ramp, turn left on to Old Town Avenue, turn left on to Moore Street, then continue to the northbound I-5 on-ramp, connect to eastbound I-8.

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


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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