I-5/I-8 Connector Project

Caltrans District 11 is currently constructing an additional westbound lane on I-8 between Taylor Street and the I-8/I-5 interchange to improve traffic safety and operations in the area. This work will include periodic closures of the off-ramp to Morena Boulevard. Work began in 2018 and is expected to be complete in summer 2019. View fact sheet.


Caltrans constructed an additional northbound lane and auxiliary lanes on I-5 between I-8 and Sea World Drive in San Diego. It also added a lane on westbound I-8 at the northbound I-5 connector to relieve congestion at the interchange. Construction began in June 2014 and the connector opened to traffic in October 2015.  View fact sheet.


News Releases & Construction Advisories

Westbound I-8 Ramp To Northbound I-5 Closed Sunday Night As Major Project Begins (Posted 6/18/14)


Project Manager

Lou Melendez, Caltrans
Phone: (619) 688-3328
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