February 29, 2024
A Caltrans crew repairing a freeway. Courtesy Caltrans

As much as three lanes of westbound Interstate 8 in El Cajon and La Mesa could possibly be closed over the weekend whereas crews start work as a part of a challenge to increase the freeway’s service life, Caltrans introduced Tuesday.

Lane closures will start beginning at 9 p.m. Friday by way of 5 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 9, stretching from West Principal Road to Loren Drive.

The work is a part of a $27.7 million challenge that may embrace substitute of aged pavement, in addition to the set up of concrete railings, indicators, landscaping and street enhancements. Caltrans says the challenge is predicted to be accomplished this summer season.

At no level this weekend will all freeway lanes be closed, in response to Caltrans.

From 5 a.m. to 9 p.m. every day, a minimum of three lanes will likely be open, however between the hours of 9 p.m. and 5 a.m., crews may permit just one lane open to site visitors.

Caltrans mentioned site visitors situations will likely be monitored throughout the work interval and congestion may lead officers to detour drivers. The anticipated detour will divert some drivers onto northbound state Route 67, then westbound state Route 52, to southbound state Route 125 and again to westbound Interstate 8.

Climate situations, site visitors incidents and different concerns may alter the upkeep work schedule.

Metropolis Information Service contributed to this text.