Work on Highway 8 from Viejas Creek to the Pine Valley Creek Bridge began in late July and is expected to go through early 2024.\u00a0 You can expect nighttime lane closures as well as ramp closures.\u00a0 The following details will help you navigate the road work.\r\nNighttime lane closures on eastbound I-8 main lanes continue the week of August 29. Eastbound \u00a0I-8 will be reduced to one lane in the work areas as follows: \r\n\u00b7\u00a0\u00a0\u00a0\u00a0\u00a0\u00a0 Tuesday, Aug. 30, 9 a.m. to 12:01 a.m.:\r\no\u00a0\u00a0 From West Willows Road to Viejas Creek Bridge\r\no\u00a0\u00a0 From Vista Point to SR-79\/Japatul Valley Road\r\n\u00b7\u00a0\u00a0\u00a0\u00a0\u00a0\u00a0 Wednesday, Aug. 31, 12:01 a.m. to 5 a.m.: From Horsethief Creek Bridge Undercrossing to Pine Valley Road Undercrossing\r\nCREWS WILL NOT BE WORKING ON THE LABOR DAY HOLIDAY\r\nThe Vsta Point located on eastbound I-8 east of East Willows Road near Alpine is serving as a construction staging area and will remain closed for the duration of the project.\r\nThe eastbound I-8 bicycle lane will also be closed during the project for the safety of bicyclists, drivers, and highway workers. Shuttle transportation will be provided for bicyclists from East Willows Road to the State Route 79 (SR-79)\/Japatul Valley Road Park and Ride.\r\nThe construction schedule is subject to change due to weather conditions, traffic incidents or other construction related reasons. Motorists are reminded to Be Work Zone Alert and watch for highway workers and moving equipment.\r\nABOUT THE PROJECT\r\nThe Eastbound I-8 Pine Valley Pavement Project spans a 10-mile section of eastbound I-8 from Viejas Creek to just west of Pine Valley Creek Bridge. The project will replace the right lane and outside shoulder with Continuously Reinforced Concrete Pavement (CRCP), the left shoulder with hot mixed Asphalt, and install drainage improvements.\r\n\u00a0CRCP is a process of placing steel reinforcing bars within the concrete along the entire length of the lanes. CRCP naturally forms tight transverse cracks to evenly transfer loads. The result is a continual, smooth-riding surface capable of withstanding the heaviest loads and the most adverse environmental conditions. The life span of CRCP pavement may be up to 70 years, far exceeding current road surfaces. This means a better driver experience with less cost and maintenance time for highway workers exposed to live traffic.\r\nThe portion of the project from SR-79 to just west of Pine Valley Creek Bridge will replace the right two lanes and right shoulder with CRCP. The work includes replacing\/upgrading guard rails and repairing bridge rails on five bridges. The estimated total project cost is $46.8 million funded by state and federal sources.\r\n
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