Construction Speeds on I-15 - NBC 7 San Diego

Construction Speeds on I-15

Work is expected to finish in December



    A billion dollar project designed to ease traffic congestion along San Diego freeways is ahead of schedule.

    The I-15 express lanes project will be completed one year ahead of time, CalTrans officials announced Monday morning

    When completed, Cal Trans will be able to move a median across four lanes to ease congestion and accommodate the flow of traffic.

    “This $1 billion 20 mile long project is an example of what can be accomplished with cooperation, coordination and partnerships between federal, state and local officials,” said Malcolm Dougherty of Caltrans.

    With the help of federal funds the project was able to employ thousands of workers and therefore sped up completion of this project.

    It spans 20 miles of Interstate 15, between the 78 in Escondido and the 163 in Mira Mesa.

    Work is expected to be done in December and open to traffic in early January. It will benefit buses, carpoolers and single drivers willing to pay a fee.