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Caltrans News Release

District 11

April 28, 2017

Contact: Jamie O’Shea, RoadSafe Traffic Systems (775) 356-0103

Contact: Steven Shultz, Caltrans (619) 688-6670

Two-Day Closure of State Route 78 Near Glamis Begins Monday

Lengthy Detours Extend 70 Miles, Motorists Urged to Plan Ahead

EL CENTRO, Calif.—State Route 78 (SR-78) will be closed at the Union Pacific railroad crossing just east of the Glamis Beach Store and Ted Kipf Road in Glamis for two consecutive days beginning Monday at 5 a.m. until Wednesday at 5 a.m. The closure is needed for emergency track repair by the Union Pacific Railroad.

Motorists will be able to access SR-78 in both directions up to either side of the construction zone, however there will be no through-access. 

Access to the Glamis Sand Dunes will be maintained via eastbound SR-78 from State Route 115 (SR-115).

Detour signs will be posted to guide motorists on westbound SR-78 to exit at Ogilby Road in Winterhaven and continue south to westbound or eastbound Interstate 8 (I-8).

Motorists on eastbound SR-78 will be detoured to exit at SR-115 in the community of Orita, a few miles north of Holtville, and to continue south to westbound or eastbound I-8.

Motorist are urged to plan ahead and allow extra time for out-of-the-way travel. The lengthy detours extend more than 70 miles.

For more information about the closure, contact Jamie O’Shea of RoadSafe Traffic Systems at (775) 356-0103.

Travelers are reminded to drive safely near the work zone as there will be workers and equipment on the roadway.

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