Westbound SR-78 Emergency Work from College Boulevard to El Camino Real Continues


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

SAN DIEGO — Caltrans crews will continue working on the sinkhole on westbound State Route 78 (SR-78) from College Boulevard to El Camino Real through this coming week. Two additional culverts have been discovered since work began on Wednesday. Due to additional rain in the forecast, the westbound lanes will remain closed this week. The eastbound SR-78 closure will happen once the westbound lanes are complete.

Portable Changeable Messages Signs are placed along northbound and southbound Interstate 15 and along westbound SR-78 to alert motorists of this work.

Motorists will detour to the College Boulevard/Vista Way off-ramp, then west on Vista Way to the westbound SR-78 El Camino Real on-ramp.

Caltrans staff appreciates the public patience during this closure. Crews are working 24 hours a day to get this freeway reopened.

Caltrans will update this construction schedule as new information becomes available.

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.

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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