Lanes on I-8 between La Mesa and El Cajon to Close this Weekend, 1/21-22


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

SAN DIEGO — Construction crews will close the two right lanes on eastbound and westbound Interstate 8 (I-8) between Jackson Drive in La Mesa and First Street in El Cajon Saturday and Sunday from 5 a.m. to 5 p.m. for right-shoulder paving. There will be no full freeway closures, and only one direction will close at one time. The eastbound lanes will close on Saturday, and the westbound lanes will close on Sunday.

The closure includes the on- and off-ramps at La Mesa Boulevard/Grossmont Center Drive, Severin Drive/Bancroft Drive, El Cajon Boulevard, and Main Street.

The lane closure is part of a six-mile project involving bridge rehabilitation and concrete slab repairs on both westbound and eastbound I-8, with completion scheduled in the summer of 2023, weather permitting.

Later this year, residents in the area may hear heavy equipment movement, concrete saw cutting, and jackhammering Sunday through Thursday nights between 9 p.m. and 5 a.m.

Additional information on this project can be found at

Motorists are reminded to be Work Zone Alert if traveling in the area and to watch for highway workers and moving construction equipment.

The construction schedule is subject to change due to weather conditions, traffic incidents, or other construction-related reasons.

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