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Emergency closures expected on I-8 in El Cajon

By Amber Coakley,


EL CAJON, Calif. — Motorists can expected Interstate 8 closures in El Cajon Sunday through Thursday, according to California Department of Transportation.

Officials say construction crews will close the La Mesa Boulevard on-ramp and Severin Drive on-ramp to eastbound I-8 from 7 p.m. to 8 a.m. on those days.

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Caltrans also confirmed two right lanes of northbound State Route 125 to eastbound I-8 connector will be closed during that same timeframe.

Residents in the area may hear truck and beeping from construction vehicles.

Additional information on this project can be found here .

For real-time traffic information, including traffic speed, lane and road closures due to construction and maintenance activities, Caltrans has advised motorist to check their QuickMap .

According to the department, the result of this project will give motorists a smoother ride, support efficient goods movement, reduce future maintenance and construction efforts, and ensure safe travel.

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