Multiple Sections of Freeway to be Closed for Construction

The California Department of Transportation said they're closing parts of two freeways for late-night road work next week. Motorists should plan accordingly.

Monday - Tuesday: State Route 163

The first of those closures is set for southbound State Route 163 between Interstate 8 and Interstate 5, CalTrans said.

Monday and Tuesday night from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m. part of the Cabrillo Bridge/Laurel Street Overcrossing will be shut down for retrofitting, they said.

Interstate 8 connector ramps on both sides, as well as the Robinson Avenue on-ramp, Washington Street on- and off-ramps and the University Avenue off-ramp will be closed.

Detour signage will be posted to direct traffic away from trouble areas.

Wednesday - Thursday: State Route 163

CalTrans said northbound SR-163 will also be closed Wednesday and Thursday from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m. at A Street and 11th Avenue, just north of the Laurel Street Overcrossing. North and southbound I-5 connectors to northbound SR-163 and the Park Boulevard on-ramp to SR-163 will be closed as well.

Drivers will be able to take 11th Avenue northbound to redirect onto I-5, then proceed to I-8 and connect back onto SR-163.

Monday - Saturday: Interstate 5

As part of the Ocean View Rehab Project, CalTrans will shut down parts of Interstate 5 to continue work between Oceanside and the San Diego-Orange County Line, they said.

The work starts Monday and continues through Thursday night from 7:30 p.m. to 5 a.m., then again Friday and Saturday from 9 p.m. to 9 a.m.

Working in two-mile sections, crews will close three to four lanes at a time between Aliso Creek Rest Area and the San Diego-Orange County Line.

CalTrans said they want to remind drivers that the maximum speed limit in construction zones is 55 mph, for safety reasons.

For more information on the Ocean View Rehab Project, click here.

Additional traffic information can be found here.

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