Westbound SR-78 Lanes from College Boulevard to El Camino Real to Reopen this Week


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District: District 11 — San Diego and Imperial Counties

Contact: Hayden.Manning@dot.ca.gov

Phone: (619) 688-6670


SAN DIEGO — Construction crews have started repaving and restriping the westbound lanes of State Route 78 (SR-78) from College Boulevard to El Camino Real that were closed March 15 due to emergency sinkhole repair work following a rainstorm. The repaving work is expected to be complete by Wednesday morning’s commute. At that point, crews will close the eastbound lanes to repair the other side of the damaged culverts that caused the sinkhole

“Our crews will continue working around the clock when the eastbound lanes close,” said Caltrans Public Information Officer Hayden Manning. “Motorists should expect lanes to remain closed for approximately three weeks.” 

The Changeable Messages Signs on northbound and southbound Interstate 15 will remain in place, and crews will move the westbound SR-78 sign to the eastbound lanes.  

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

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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