EL CENTRO — The closure on eastbound Interstate 8 (I-8) between Forrester Road and State Route 86 (SR-86)/4th Street for April 2, has been canceled and rescheduled for Monday night, April 5, according to a press release.

Construction crews will close all lanes on eastbound I-8 from Forrester Road to SR-86/4th Street Monday from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m. to install falsework. One lane of westbound I-8 will also be closed during this time with the remaining westbound lanes open to traffic.

Traffic will be detoured as follows: 

Detour for eastbound I-8 closure: Eastbound traffic will be detoured to exit at Forrester Road and travel north to Evan Hewes Highway east to SR-86/4th Street south to the I-8 connector.

The recommended detour maps for the full interchange closure can be found at https://dot.ca.gov/caltrans-near-me/district-11/current-projects/i8-imp-interchange.

Access to businesses and medical facilities will continue via the detour.

The closure is part of the I-8 and Imperial Avenue Interchange Project that began construction in spring 2020.

The work schedule is subject to change based on traffic incidents, weather conditions, and availability of materials or other construction related issues.

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