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Caltrans News Release

District 11

May 19, 2017

Contact: Steven Shultz

Caltrans (619) 688-6670

State Route 98 Detours in Calexico Begin Monday

EL CENTRO, Calif——Caltrans crews will close a section of State Route 98 (SR-98) from V V Williams Avenue to just west of Cesar Chavez Boulevard in Calexico beginning Monday morning at 12:01 for SR-98 Widening Project construction.

The following detours will be in place for three months:

  • Eastbound SR-98: Traffic will be detoured to Kloke Road south to Grant Street east to Cesar Chavez Boulevard north.
  • Westbound SR-98: Traffic will be detoured to Cesar Chavez Boulevard south to Grant Street west to Kloke Road north.


Beginning Tuesday noon, motorist on eastbound SR-98 may use V V Williams Avenue north to Cole Boulevard east, to southbound State Route 111 (SR-111) to westbound SR-98.

Caltrans is widening SR 98 from two to four lanes from Dogwood Road to west of Ollie Avenue, and from four to six lanes from Ollie Avenue to SR-111. Construction will include widening and signalizing six intersections. The estimated total cost of the project is $73.1 million.

Motorists are reminded to Be Work Zone Alert and to move over a lane or slow when driving through highway work zones.  

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