Caltrans News Release
June 9, 2017
Contact: Carmen Sandoval
Caltrans (619) 688-6670
I- 8 Eastbound Ramps at Fourth Avenue Reopen In Winterhaven
EL CENTRO, Calif— Today Caltrans crews re-opened the 4th Avenue on- and off-ramps to eastbound Interstate 8 (I-8) in Winterhaven.
The westbound I-8 on- and off-ramps to Algodones Road/State Route 186 (SR-186) remain closed due to ongoing construction. Signs will be in place to alert motorists to the ramp closures and alternate routes.
- Detour Westbound I-8 to Algodones Road/SR-186: Motorists will exit at Sidewinder Road, proceed south and access eastbound I-8 to Algodones Road/SR-186.
- Detour Algodones Road/SR-186 to Westbound I-8: Motorists will proceed to the eastbound I-8 on-ramp, drive on eastbound I-8 and exit at Winterhaven Drive, proceed north and access westbound I-8.
The I-8 Corridor is a major pavement rehabilitation project consisting of five segments that will construct Continuously Reinforced Concrete Pavement (CRCP) over 48 miles on Interstate 8 in Imperial County. The work will result in a long-lasting superior roadway, capable of withstanding the heaviest traffic loads. Construction began in 2016 on three of the five segments. The remaining two segments will begin work in 2017. Work will be completed by 2019.
Caltrans reminds motorists to slow down when driving through highway work zones. Motorists are reminded to watch for highway workers and moving construction equipment in the project area.
For project information, visit www.dot.ca.gov/d11/projects/update8/. Follow @SDCaltrans on Twitter at www.twitter.com/SDCaltrans and visit Caltrans District 11 on Facebook at www.facebook.com/CaltransDistrict11 for current transportation information, construction, closures, and major traffic incidents on state highways in San Diego and Imperial counties.
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