If you take Interstate 15 home, be aware your commute just got a little harder.
Starting on Sunday, Caltrans will shut down the express lanes on I-15 between State Route 56/Ted Williams Parkway and State Route 163 for nine consecutive days, reopening on Monday, June 27, in time for the 5 a.m. commute.
Officials say they expect severe traffic congestion during rush hour traffic. Drivers are encouraged to find different routes or leave home earlier during the closure.
When the lanes reopen, commuters will have access to four express lanes, with two lanes traveling in both directions 24 hours a day, seven days a week, Caltrans said. The closure will allow workers to complete the project.
The new lanes will also provide for new temporary entrance and exit points between the main freeway and the commuter lanes, the department said.
Construction on the south segment of I-15 should be completed by late 2011.