SAN DIEGO–Crews will close one lane of State Route 78 at Magnolia Avenue in Ramona to Old Julian Highway Thursday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Friday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. to begin crack sealing and chip sealing activities for the SR-78 Pavement Project, according to Caltrans.
The daytime closures will continue Monday, Aug. 27 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Tuesday, Aug. 28 through Thursday, Aug. 30, from 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. Daytime work will continue as needed after the Labor Day holiday.
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 travel time to reach their destinations.
Night time construction activities will continue at various locations along the entire length of the project Sundays through Thursdays from 8 p.m. to 5 a.m. There will be no construction Friday, August 31 through Monday, Sept. 3.
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 made possible through funding from Senate Bill 1 (SB 1), the Road Repair and Accountability Act of 2017. The project will remove and replace old pavement to restore the roadway and will 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.