STEER CLEAR OF SOUTHBOUND STATE ROUTE 67 APRIL 15-18

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East County News Service

April 7, 2016 (Lakeside) -- Drivers are being advised by Caltrans and the County to steer clear of southbound State Route 67 in Lakeside from 10 p.m., Friday April 15, to 5 a.m. Monday, April 18, when a construction project will close a roughly 1 ½ mile stretch of the highway.

Caltrans and County of San Diego officials said the southbound freeway on-ramps at Mapleview Street and Winter Gardens Boulevard on State Route 67 will be closed during that time. The southbound on-ramp at Riverford Road will remain open.

The closure is needed for work on the County of San Diego’s Woodside Avenue Flood Control Project. Crews will need to dig under the freeway to place a large box culvert.

Traffic will be detoured off of southbound SR-67 at Mapleview Street. Heading west, traffic will turn right on Channel Road, travel along Lakeside Avenue and continue onto Riverside Drive, turn left onto Riverford Road, to southbound Riverford Road entrance ramp to SR-67. Directional signs will be in place to guide drivers. But Caltrans officials urged drivers to avoid the area if possible and said drivers who do venture into the area should expect significant delays.

The public can find real-time traffic information to help them plan trips at Caltrans’ Quickmap website. For timely transportation news, follow @SDCaltrans on Twitter.