One lane of state Route 78 at Magnolia Avenue in Ramona to Old Julian Highway will be closed from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday and 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday to begin crack sealing and chip sealing for the SR-78 Pavement Project, Caltrans said Monday.
The daytime closures will continue from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday, Aug. 27, and 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 28, through Thursday, Aug. 30. Daytime work will continue as needed after the Labor Day holiday, the agency said.
The SR-78 Pavement Project from Flora Vista Street in Escondido to West Haverford Road in Ramona and from Magnolia Avenue in Ramona to Wynola Road in Julian is funded by car- and gas-tax monies from Senate Bill 1, the Road Repair and Accountability Act of 2017.
During the closures, crews will work in two- to three-mile segments along the eight-mile construction zone. Construction personnel with flags will direct drivers one direction at a time through the single open lane.
Signs will be posted to alert motorists of the upcoming work. Motorists could experience delays up to 15 minutes at the closure points and are advised to allow additional time to reach their destinations.
Nighttime construction will continue at various locations along the length of the project from 8 p.m. to 5 a.m. Sundays through Thursdays. No construction is planned Friday, Aug. 31, through Monday, Sept. 3.
The project will remove and replace old pavement to restore the roadway and add safety improvements including high visibility road markings. Completion is scheduled for late fall.
The work schedule is subject to change due to traffic incidents, weather, availability of equipment and/or materials, and/or construction-related issues. Follow @SDCaltrans on Twitter and like CaltransDistrict11 on Facebook to stay current on news related to state highways in San Diego and Imperial counties.
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