I-8 Construction to Close All Eastbound Lanes of Colorado River Bridge, 6/1


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District: District 11 – San Diego and Imperial Counties
Contact: Judy Walsh-Jackson
Phone: (619) 688-6670

El Centro, Calif. — Construction crews will close all eastbound lanes of Interstate 8 (I-8) eastbound lanes on the Colorado River Bridge near Yuma, AZ, on Thursday, June 1, from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m. for the replacement of seismic bearings. The 4th Avenue on-ramp to eastbound I-8 will also be closed from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m.

Motorists will detour by exiting at Winterhaven/4th Avenue. Turn right onto 4th Avenue and continue southbound towards 16th Street. Turn left onto W.16th/U.S 95 street and continue heading east towards the I-8 on-ramp.

Map showing the closure and detour locations. For more information, call (619) 688-6670 or email CT.Public.Information.D11@dot.ca.gov

The closures are part of an ongoing project between Caltrans and the Arizona Department of Transportation to upgrade the I-8 Colorado River Bridge. The work includes resurfacing the bridge deck, replacing bearings at bridge hinge locations, and replacing approach slabs, defective guardrails, and seismic bearings.

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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