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November 07, 2019

Eastbound I-8 Lanes Open to Traffic Starting This Week

August 2, 2019

EL CENTRO, Calif. — Starting Wednesday before noon, eastbound lanes of Interstate 8 (I-8) will be fully open to traffic from east of Vanderlinden Road to just west of SR 98.


     Motorists traveling westbound I-8 will continue to use the existing detour on Evan Hewes Highway through summer. Westbound lanes of I-8 west of the Evan Hewes Highway detour, will continue to be reduced to one lane for a one-and-a-half-mile section from approximately a half-mile east of East Highline Canal Bridge to two miles east of East Highline Canal Bridge.


     Occasional temporary lane and shoulder closures along I-8 will continue near State Route 111 (SR-111) to approximately one mile west of Orchard Road/State Route 7.


     Construction on Segment 4 of the I-8 Update Project is anticipated to continue through December 2019. Construction impacts include slower traffic flow and delays during peak travel times, particularly on Fridays from 3-7 p.m.


     The I-8 Update Project is a major pavement rehabilitation project consisting of five segments to construct Continuously Reinforced Concrete Pavement (CRCP) along 48 miles on I-8 in Imperial County. The work will result in a long-lasting superior roadway, capable of withstanding the heaviest traffic loads.

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