Caltrans Opens Northbound SR-67 Lanes After Completion of Pavement Repair


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District: District 11 — San Diego and Imperial Counties
Contact: Stephen Welborn
Phone: (619) 688-6670

SAN DIEGO —Caltrans construction crews opened both northbound lanes of State Route 67 (SR-67) in the Lakeside/Ramona area on Wednesday morning after completion of emergency repair work. The roadway north of Slaughterhouse Canyon Road to just south of Foster Truck Trail was open to traffic at 7:00 a.m.

Emergency work began when a depression was discovered under northbound lanes on Tuesday morning around 3:00 a.m. during scheduled paving operations. What was initially considered a sinkhole was eventually classified as a pavement failure due to a saturated clay subgrade. It is believed that the saturation resulted from underground runoff from this winter’s storms.

Crews excavated a trench 12.5 feet wide, 85 feet long, and six feet deep to remove the saturated clay subgrade. The area was backfilled with a class two aggregate base made of sand and crushed rock, three layers of geogrid, and capped with eight inches of type A asphalt concrete.

“We would like to thank the communities of Lakeside, Ramona, and Julian, the traveling public, and local businesses for their patience and understanding while we completed this emergency work project,” said Caltrans District 11 Acting Director Allan Kosup.

Striping of the lanes will coincide with the ongoing SR-67 Pavement Rehabilitation Project in the next day or two.

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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