San Bernardino, CA: New crossovers on Interstate 15 in the Cajon Pass to begin Friday.

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San Bernardino, CA: New crossovers on Interstate 15 in the Cajon Pass to begin Friday.

A press conference was held on Wednesday, July 15th, 2015 regarding the upcoming work for the Cajon Pass Projects to improving safety and mobility along Interstate 15 in San Bernardino, California.

According to the California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) District 8, the $120 million pavement rehabilitation project on Interstate 15 (I-15) in the Cajon Pass is quickly moving toward completion in 2016.

The next phase of paving on southbound Interstate 15 will again require the crossover lane method, which will be in place for the morning commute on Friday, July 17th, 2015.

The crossover configuration will begin north of State Route 138 (SR 138/Highway 138) and continue for about 5 miles to south of Cleghorn Road.

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** Picture from Caltrans District 8 (Twitter Username: @Caltrans8): **

One to 2 lanes of southbound Interstate 15 traffic will be temporarily relocated to northbound Interstate 15 separating both directions of travel with a Quick Change Moveable Barrier (Q.C.M.B.).

The southbound crossover lanes will be shifted between one and two lanes to allow for peak travel times using the Quick Change Moveable Barrier (Q.C.M.B.).

** Video: CajonPass SB ManagedLanes 1125: **

At least 4 lanes will always be available on the northbound I-15.

** The following information is important for I-15 Cajon Pass motorists: **

– If you are using the crossover lanes – there is no access to on and off ramps for State Route 138 (SR 138/Highway 138) or Cleghorn Road. Motorists must stay on the mainline of southbound Interstate 15 for access to those exits.

– Trucks, buses, vehicles towing trailers, and recreational vehicles will not be permitted in the crossover lanes and must stay on the Interstate 15 mainline to exit on State Route 138 (SR 138/Highway 138) and Cleghorn Road.

– 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.

– Motorists can expect delays during the crossover period. California Department of Transportation (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.

The final crossover configuration will be in place for approximately 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 2015.

California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) understands the inconvenience and long delays the project has caused commuters and motorists.

The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) thanks the traveling public for their perseverance and patience while the project continues.

There are benefits to the using the reversible lane concept to complete the paving: saves 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.

If you would like to receive weekly commuter alerts or check for closures, please visit the project website at: http://www.cajonpassproject.com/

You can also call the project hotline at: 1 (844) Cajon-15 (225-6615).

The public and travelers can follow daily project lane closures on social media at the following websites addresses:

– California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) District 8 on Twitter:

https://twitter.com/Caltrans8

@Caltrans8

– Cajon Pass Rehab on Twitter:

https://twitter.com/CajonPassRehab

@CajonPassRehab

– I-15 Cajon Pass Rehab on Facebook:

https://www.facebook.com/I15CajonPassProject

 

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