Caltrans News Release
September 8, 2017
Contact: Cathryne Bruce-Johnson
Caltrans (619) 688-6670
I-15 Express Lanes Barrier Maintenance and Closures This Weekend
SAN DIEGO——Caltrans crews will perform maintenance on the Interstate 15 (I-15) Express Lanes moveable barrier Saturday and Sunday from 3-10:30 a.m. The work will require the closure of one northbound Express Lane from State Route 163 to State Route 56 (SR-56)/Ted Williams Parkway both mornings. On Sunday, one southbound lane will also be closed from SR-56/Ted Williams Parkway to just north of Poway Road as well as the southbound SR-56/Ted Williams Parkway on-ramp.
During the closures, at least one Express Lane will remain open in both directions.
Carpools, vanpools, transit vehicles, clean air vehicles, and motorcycles can use the Express Lanes for free – all day, every day. No transponder is necessary. Solo drivers can get FasTrak online or at Costco to use the lanes for a fee, determined by a distance-based dynamic pricing system.
The Express Lanes provide congestion relief and help ease demand on the general purpose lanes. The moveable barrier separates the northbound and southbound Express Lanes, which enables operators to increase or decrease the number of lanes in each direction to manage congestion.
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