January 4, 2009 (El Cajon) – Interstate 8 will be closed in both directions between Second and East Main streets in El Cajon, Monday through Thursday early mornings from 12:30 until 4, according to the California Department of Transportation (Caltrans). The closures will allow crews to demolish the pedestrian overcrossing at Grape Street.
The detour for eastbound motorists is to take the Second Street off-ramp, turn right onto Second Street then left on East Main Street and proceed to the East Main Street on-ramp to eastbound I-8.
Westbound motorists will be detoured to exit at East Main Street, turn right onto East Main Street, left on Broadway, then left on Second Street and back onto westbound I-8.
Crews will place detour signs to assist motorists around the closures.
The work is part of the Reducing the Wait on Interstate 8 Project to widen I-8 between Second Street and Greenfield Avenue.
Please see the Project Fact sheet www.dot.ca.gov/dist11/facts/8Greenfield_Oct09.pdf or contact the Caltrans Public Information Office at (619) 688-6670 for more information.