District: District 11 — San Diego and Imperial Counties
Phone: (619) 688-6670
SAN DIEGO — Caltrans crews will close Interstate 8 and State Route 163 connectors in Mission Valley on Tuesday, August 9, from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m.
Crews are making progress on a paving project to expand the lifespan of over two miles of the Interstate. All eastbound and westbound paving work has been completed. Crews are now striping all of the lanes and performing smoothness grinding, which grinds out very fine bumps on the road to make it smoother.
Northbound SR-163 to westbound I-8
- Detour: continue north on SR-163 and exit at Friars Road, turn right on Friars to Fashion Valley Road to Hotel Circle North, and on to the westbound I-8 on-ramp.
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.
In addition the outside lanes of the eastbound and westbound I-8 will be closed as well as several ramps in both directions.
The work is scheduled at night during low traffic volumes to minimize traffic impacts, increase worker safety and for the safety of the traveling public. The project is expected to continue through August.
Nearby residents and businesses can expect nighttime construction noise and lights, including Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) required vehicle backup alarms. Crews will work to minimize noise and impacts to all nearby communities.
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/