A two-year, multi-million dollar project to repave sections of Interstate 5 north of San Diego County begins construction Tuesday.
To complete the work, Caltrans will be shutting down three of the four lanes of I-5 from Oceanside to Orange County at different times of the day and night. Construction was originally slated to start on Monday, but materials did not arrive on time, Caltrans says, so they pushed it back a day.
Those lane closures will happen between 8 p.m. to 5 a.m. during the week and on several weekends over the next couple years.
Northbound lanes will be affected for the first two months, according to a Caltrans release. The operation will also take over the southbound lanes along the same section from Oct. 6 to Oct. 10, though construction crews may work on both sides of the freeway simultaneously.
Commuters can check the Caltrans Quick Map for exact locations of closures or call (800) 427-7623 for road conditions.
The Ocean View Rehab Project will cost an estimated $43 million dollars to repair damage done by heavy use, including commercial truck traffic, along the I-5 corridor.