Changes are coming for those commuters who use Interstate 805 between State Route 52 and La Jolla Village Drive.
You can expect to see construction crews installing concrete barriers along the media in both directions this week.
The barriers will be in place for two years while crews work to add express lanes to the busy section of I-805.
“Initially it’s going to be just one HOV lane from SR 52 to Mira Mesa Boulevard,” said Caltrans I-805 Corridor Director Gustavo Dallarda. “Ultimately we will be adding an additional two lanes for a total of four.”
The express lanes will be free for carpoolers or van poolers but Caltrans plans to add a toll option similar to what exists currently on I-15 in the North County.
This is the first phase of the $587 million I-805 North Express Lanes Project.
The carpool lanes are scheduled to open in winter 2015.
During construction, commuters may experience temporary lane closures, reduced shoulder and lane widths, and equipment along the freeway median according to Caltrans.
Keep up to date on the project here.