CALTRANS Cajon Crawl

____ Caltrans District 8 Chief, Public and Legislative Affairs Officer Terri Kasinga, announced Thursday July 31, 2014 that the Interstate 15 (I-15) Cajon Pass Rehabilitation Project between Kenwood Avenue and Highway 395 continues with pavement resurfacing and restoration. The $120 million project is replacing concrete slabs in the Cajon Pass that are beyond their life-cycle with the benefit of extending pavement service life (for up to 40 years) with minimal maintenance. Lane closures have been taking place day and night since the work began in early summer 2014. 


Starting Friday night, August 8th, five weekends of 65-hour lane closures are required on Interstate-15 northbound between Highway 138 and Oak Hill Road. Lanes will be reduced from four to two for approximately one mile in length each weekend, consecutively moving uphill. Motorists are advised that there will be significant traffic delays for northbound traffic during the 65-hour “Cajon Crawl” and are encouraged to use alternate routes, adjust travel times, or rideshare.    


The method of paving over 65-hour weekends allows a longer cure time for concrete, which provides a longer pavement life cycle (expected 40 years). The weekend closures are similar to ones that took place several years ago for the Devore Paving projects, at the bottom of the Cajon Pass.





65-Hour Weekend Lane Closures: 

          Start Date          Start Time                   End Date                    End Time

Friday, August 8            10:00 PM             Monday, August 11                  3:00 PM

Friday, August 15           10:00 PM             Monday, August 18                 3:00 PM

Friday, August 22          10:00 PM             Monday, August 25                 3:00 PM

Friday, September 5      10:00 PM             Monday, September 8             3:00 PM

Friday, September 12    10:00 PM             Monday, September 15           3:00 PM

Shoulder access is limited throughout the project; Caltrans is asking motorists not to use existing shoulders to allow for emergency responder access. Vehicles blocking emergency response vehicles may be cited. Be reminded that a 60 MPH speed limit will be strictly enforced by CHP and construction zones are subject to double fines.

Ease up on the gas in the Pass!

Please, slow down and be alert for road workers, law enforcement, emergency responders, and tow trucks and their drivers. For more information and to sign up to receive weekly commuter alerts, please visit the project website at www. or call the project hotline at (844) Cajon-15 (225-6615). Follow us on Twitter @CajonPassRehab and “Like” I15CajonPassProject on Facebook.