I–8 Update Project Information

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Imperial County Bike Shuttle

Available 7 a.m. - Noon, Seven Days a Week

Biking in Imperial County

The shoulders of I-8 and segments of Evan Hewes Highway in Imperial County will be temporarily closed to bicyclists due to construction on the Interstate 8 Update Project. A free shuttle is available to carry cyclists in both directions during construction. Touring cyclists are encouraged to use an alternate route such as State Route 78 to Blythe/Interstate 10 to Arizona.


Shuttle Pickup & Dropoff Locations (Click location below for map)

Cyclists are encouraged to follow safety precautions and to avoid entering construction zones. 

The I-8 Update is a multi-year project that will construct 48 miles of Continuously Reinforced Concrete Pavement and replace asphalt shoulders. The project, to be constructed in five segments, will provide a smoother ride and significantly extend the life expectancy of the roadway. Completion of the project is expected in 2019.

More information about the I-8 Update Project can be found at: www.dot.ca.gov/d11/projects/.

News Releases & Video


Breaking Ground on I-8 Update Segments 2 and 3—Reinforced pavement will have a life span of about 75 years.

Safety is the first priority for Caltrans and the construction team. Motorists are asked to be alert, slow and prepare for possible delays (Yuma Sun).

Sept. 23, 2016 —Caltrans Resident Engineer Dan Juarez explains Continuously Reinforced Concrete Pavement (Yuma Sun).


Detours — Roadmaps to Find Your Way During Construction


Segment 5 Detours

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