Motorists driving in both directions on Interstate 15 will experience some detours beginning this Sunday as the highways are closed for nighttime construction.
According to Caltrans, all lanes in both directions on I-15 near Pala and the SR-76 interchange will be subject to closure from 8 p.m. to 5 a.m. Sunday through next Thursday.
During those hours, Caltrans says construction crews will be removing temporary wood and steel that was used to widen SR-76 over the freeway.
All drivers will be detoured to the SR-76 off-ramp and back to the I-15 on-ramp. Caltrans says SR-76 will remain open with flaggers directing traffic at the interchange.
The closures will likely cause some delays for motorists in this area.
Caltrans says the overnight construction work is part of the I-15/SR-76 Interchange Improvement Project that will eventually connect to the SR-76 East Project.
The East Project is slated to start later this year with the goal of realigning and widening the highway to four lanes.
Caltrans reminds driver to be cautious and slow down around construction zones.
For more information about these closures, call the Caltrans Public Information office at (619) 688-6670 or visit this website.