EL CENTRO — Caltrans will close Orchard Road/State Route 7 at Interstate 8 (I-8), near Holtville, beginning Tuesday due to ongoing construction.
Signs will be placed on Orchard Road north and south of the intersection with I-8 to alert motorists to the ramp closures and alternate routes. The closures will be in place through May.
- Detour Westbound I-8 to Orchard Road: Motorists will continue west on I-8, exit on Bowker Road and turn left on Bowker Road; turn left onto the eastbound I-8 on-ramp and then exit onto Orchard Road.
- Detour Southbound Orchard Road to Westbound I-8: Motorists will proceed to the eastbound I-8 on-ramp, drive on eastbound I-8, exit at Bonds Corner Road, turn left onto Bonds Corner Road, then left onto westbound I-8.
- Detour Northbound Orchard Road to Westbound I-8: Motorists will proceed to the eastbound I-8 on-ramp, drive on eastbound I-8, exit at Bonds Corner Road; turn left onto Bonds Corner Road and then left onto westbound I-8.
Motorists are reminded to watch for highway workers and moving construction equipment in the project area.
For project information, visit www.dot.ca.gov/d11/projects/update8/. Follow @SDCaltrans on Twitter at www.twitter.com/SDCaltrans and visit Caltrans District 11 on Facebook at www.facebook.com/CaltransDistrict11.