EL CENTRO — Full freeway closures on Interstate (I-8) between Forrester Road and State Route 86 (SR-86)/4th Street are scheduled for four consecutive nights beginning Monday, March 29, for the I-8 and Imperial Avenue Interchange Project.

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.

Crews will close all lanes of the westbound I-8 section Tuesday and Wednesday from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m.

The same stretch of eastbound I-8 will be closed overnight Thursday, April 1, during the same time.

Detours are as follows: 

  • Detour for eastbound I-8 closures: 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.
  • Detour for westbound I-8 closures: Westbound traffic will be detoured to exit at SR-86/4th Street and travel north to Adams Avenue/Even Hewes Highway west, to Forrester Road 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.

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