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.
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.
Weekend Lane Closures:
Start Date Start
Time End Date End Time
Friday, August 8 10:00
PM Monday, August 11 3:00
Friday, August 15 10:00
PM Monday, August 18 3:00
Friday, August 22 10:00
PM Monday, August 25 3:00
Friday, September 5 10:00
PM Monday, September 8 3:00
Friday, September 12 10:00
PM Monday, September 15 3:00
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.
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. CajonPassProject.com or call the project hotline at
(844) Cajon-15 (225-6615). Follow us on Twitter @CajonPassRehab and “Like”
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