Beginning Monday at 8 a.m., the East Palomar Street Bridge over Interstate 805 in Chula Vista will close for one year as part of a construction project, Caltrans officials said.
Caltrans said the closure is necessary to replace the bridge as part of the construction of a Direct Access Ramp (DAR), Transit Station and Park & Ride.
The I-805 DAR will be completed by winter 2014, and will allow cars to enter new carpool lanes currently under construction without merging through general purpose lanes.
It’s all part of the first phase of the I-805 South Express Lanes Project, which includes building one carpool lane in each direction along an 8-mile stretch from the I-805 at East Palomar Street to State Route 94.
For now, Caltrans said drivers traveling west on East Palomar Street will be detoured onto northbound Oleander Avenue, then west on East Naples Street, then south on Melrose Avenue to westbound East Palomar Street.
Drivers traveling east on East Palomar Street will be detoured north on Melrose Avenue, east on East Naples Street, then south on Oleander Avenue to eastbound East Palomar Street.
For more about this particular Caltrans project, visit this website or call the Construction Hotline at (888) 941-5005.