EL CENTRO — Caltrans announced that the on- and off-ramps at Algodones Road/State Route186 (SR-186) along Interstate 8 (I-8) have re-opened. The eastbound I-8 on- and off-ramps at Gordons’ Well Road will re-open Dec. 15.
With the opening of the eastbound ramps for Algodones Road/SR-186, Caltrans has closed the eastbound I-8 on- and off-ramps to Winterhaven Drive due to ongoing construction. Signs will be in place to alert motorists to the ramp closures and alternate routes. Westbound I-8 on-and off-ramps for Fourth Avenue will continue to remain closed.
- DETOUR EASTBOUND I-8 OFF-RAMP FOR WINTERHAVEN DRIVE: Motorists will continue east on I-8 and exit Fourth Avenue
- DETOUR EASTBOUND I-8 ON-RAMP FOR WINTERHAVEN DRIVE: Motorists will continue on Winterhaven Drive to the eastbound on-ramp to I-8 at Fourth Avenue.
Lane closures and traffic detours along I-8 may cause delays for motorists traveling between California and Arizona as Caltrans crews continue work on the I-8 Update Project in Imperial County, from SR-111 to the California/Arizona border. Signs will be posted alerting motorists of the work and associated detours. Motorists traveling in Imperial County east of El Centro are urged to plan ahead.
The I-8 Update is a major pavement rehabilitation project which will construct Continuously Reinforced Concrete Pavement (CRCP) over 48 miles on Interstate 8 in Imperial County. The work will result in a long-lasting superior roadway, capable of withstanding the heaviest traffic loads. Construction began earlier this year on three segments. The remaining two segments will begin work in 2017. Work will be completed by 2019.
Caltrans reminds motorists to slow down when driving through highway work zones.