Crossover Lanes Begin Friday 17th Morning
The $120 million
pavement rehabilitation project on Interstate 15 (I-15) in the Cajon Pass is
quickly moving toward completion in 2016. The last phase of paving on southbound
I-15 will again require the crossover lane method, which will be in place for
the morning commute on Friday, July 17. The crossover configuration will begin
north of State Route 138 (SR138) and continue for about five miles to south of
VIDEO OF CROSSOVER:
to two lanes of southbound I-15 traffic will be temporarily relocated to
northbound I-15 separating both directions of travel with a Quick Change
Moveable Barrier (QCMB). The southbound crossover lanes will be shifted between
one and two lanes to allow for peak travel times using the QCMB. Four
lanes will always be available on the northbound I-15.
following information is important for I-15 Cajon Pass motorists:
If you are using the crossover lanes – there is NO access to ON & OFF ramps for
SR 138 or Cleghorn Road. Motorists must stay on the mainline of southbound I-15
for access to those exits.
vehicles towing trailers, and recreational vehicles will NOT be permitted in
the crossover lanes and must stay on the I-15 mainline to exit on SR
138 and Cleghorn Rd.
If your car is
not in good repair – DO NOT use the crossover lanes. Have a full
tank of gas before you drive the Pass.
expect delays during the crossover period. Caltrans urges the
traveling public to plan ahead, add time to your commute, alter travel times,
and rideshare if possible.
Ease up on the
Gas in the Pass and be work
zone alert! The speed limit is reduced to 60 miles per hour through the construction
zone and will be strictly enforced.
final crossover configuration will be in place for approximately ten (10) weeks
while the new concrete pavement is placed and cured. Enhanced freeway signage
and added Freeway Service Patrol will also be in effect for the crossover
duration. Caltrans plans to have the crossovers removed by Thanksgiving.
understands the inconvenience and long delays the project has caused commuters
and motorists. The department thanks the traveling public for their perseverance
and patience while the project continues.
are benefits to the using the reversible lane concept to complete the paving:
taxpayer dollars, shortens the project schedule before and during construction,
provides a longer cure time with a better quality product, longer life pavement
(up to 60 years), reduces future maintenance activities and lane closures, and
provides a safer work zone for motorists and highway workers.
you would like to receive weekly commuter alerts or check for closures, please
visit the project website at www.CajonPassProject.com or call the project
hotline at (844) Cajon-15 (225-6615).
on Twitter for daily project lane closures at Caltrans 8 and CajonPassRehab or
“Like” us on Facebook at i15CajonPassProject.