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Caltrans News Release

District 11

Aug. 14, 2017

Contact: Cathryne Bruce-Johnson

Caltrans (619) 688-6670

I-8 Traffic Switch Between Sidewinder and Ogilby Roads: Westbound I-8 Ramps Closed at Ogilby Road

EL CENTRO, Calif. — Caltrans reported that crews reduced traffic to a single lane on westbound Interstate 8 (I-8) between Sidewinder Road and approximately one mile west of Ogilby Road earlier today. Both travel directions have been switched to the I-8 eastbound lanes divided by k-rail. In addition, the westbound on- and off-ramps at Ogilby Road (Exit 159) are closed to traffic. Signs have been placed to alert motorists to the ramp closures and alternate routes.

  • Detour Ogilby Road to Westbound I-8: Motorists may access eastbound I-8 from Ogilby Road and exit Sidewinder Road to access westbound I-8.
  • Detour Westbound I-8 to Ogilby Road: Motorists may proceed westbound I-8 past Ogilby Road and exit at Grays Well Road and access eastbound I-8 to Ogilby Road.

The new configuration is expected to remain in place until the end of the year. Traffic impacts include a reduced speed limit through the construction area and possible travel delays.

A bike shuttle at Ogilby Road is available 7 a.m. to noon, seven days a week by calling (760) 337-1759 at least one hour in advance. For on-line reservations at least one day in advance, go to

The I-8 Corridor is a major pavement rehabilitation project consisting of five segments that will construct Continuously Reinforced Concrete Pavement (CRCP) along 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 and will be completed by 2019.

For project information, visit Follow @SDCaltrans on Twitter at and visit Caltrans District 11 on Facebook at for current transportation information, construction, closures, and major traffic incidents on state highways in San Diego and Imperial counties.

Segment 5 Detours Map

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