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March 6, 2015 (San Diego) – I-8 on ramps at State Route 163 will be closed Saturday morning for maintenance.  On Monday night, ramps and lanes at I-8 and I-5 will be temporarily shut down for work on a connector project. In addition, state route 52 connector routes at I-15 and 163 will be shut on Sunday morning. 

For details, scroll down.


Interstate 8 Connector Ramps Closed Saturday Morning

SAN DIEGO – The connector ramp from eastbound Interstate 8 (I-8) to northbound State Route 163 (SR-163) and the eastbound I-8 connector to southbound SR-163 will be closed Saturday morning from 3 until 9 for routine maintenance.

Eastbound I-8 travelers will be detoured to Qualcomm Way north, then onto westbound I-8 to northbound SR-163.

Southbound SR-163 motorists will be detoured onto westbound I-8 to the Taylor Street exit and over the freeway, then left on Taylor Street onto eastbound I-8.

Caltrans reminds drivers to Be Work Zone Alert.

Westbound I-8 Ramps Closed Monday Night

SAN DIEGO – Motorists are advised that Caltrans crews have scheduled several ramp and lane closures on westbound Interstate 8 (I-8) on Monday from 10 p.m.-5 a.m. for restriping and removal of temporary concrete barriers.  The work is part of the Interstate 5 (I-5)/I-8 Connector Project.

The westbound I-8 connector ramp to southbound I-5 will be fully closed. 

Crews will close two lanes on westbound I-8 beginning at Taylor Street to the I-5 connector.  No access will be available at the Taylor Street on-ramp and the Morena Boulevard on- and off-ramps.

A lane will be closed on the westbound I-8 connector ramp to northbound I-5 leaving one lane open.

The detour for westbound I-8 to southbound I-5 is to continue west to southbound State Route 163 and then to southbound I-5.

Westbound motorists can also take northbound I-5 to SeaWorld Drive to connect to southbound I-5.     

Travelers are reminded to allow for extra travel time due to high traffic volumes in this area even in the evening hours.

The I-5/I-8 Connector Project will add a lane on westbound I-8 at the connector ramp to northbound I-5, and an additional northbound lane and auxiliary lane on I-5 from the interchange north to Sea World Drive.  The project is scheduled to be completed this summer.

More information about the project is available at and at

SR-52 Connector Ramps Closed Sunday Morning

SAN DIEGO – Caltrans maintenance crews will close the connector ramps from northbound and southbound Interstate 15 (I-15) and northbound State Route 163 (SR-163) to westbound State Route 52 (SR-52) Sunday morning from 3 until 9.  The ramp from westbound SR-52 to southbound I-15 will also be closed during the same time period.  The westbound SR-52 main lanes will remain open.  Crews will perform a variety of routine maintenance operations.

The detour for northbound and southbound I-15 travelers will be to take eastbound SR-52 to Santo Road and then take the Santo Road on-ramp to westbound SR-52. Southbound I-15 travelers may alternatively take southbound SR-163 to westbound SR-52.

Northbound SR-163 travelers will be detoured to the Kearny Villa Road off-ramp and then onto southbound SR-163 to westbound SR-52.

Westbound SR-52 traffic will be detoured to northbound I-15 to Miramar Way and then take the Miramar Way on-ramp to southbound I-15.

Caltrans reminds drivers to Be Work Zone Alert.