Highway 78 Travel Advisory


The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) expects traffic delays this week as both directions of State Route 78 may be closed for  two consecutive nights at the Nordahl Road bridge, starting Wednesday, February 29, from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m.  Motorists are urged to avoid the area.

Caltrans  said  the  work  is necessary for the construction of a temporary pedestrian  bridge  as part of the upcoming replacement of the Nordahl Road bridge.   The  closure  may  be  rescheduled  if  weather  or  construction materials  availability  plays  a role.  Cross traffic on Nordahl Road will remain  open  during these closures but traffic delays are also expected on Nordahl Road.

Motorists  caught  in  the  construction  will  be  detoured to exit at the Nordahl Road off-ramp then reenter SR-78 at the Nordahl Road on-ramp.

If  you  have  questions  about this project or other projects located near SR-78  and  I-15,  Caltrans  will  hold  an  informational  open  house  on Wednesday,  March  7, from 6--7 p.m. at the San Marcos Community Center located at 3 Civic Center Drive in San Marcos.

For  more information on this project, call the Project Information Hotline at (858) 668-3368 or log-on to www.KeepSanDiegoMoving.com.