Motorists who regularly travel between Escondido and Ramona will find that a major wrench is being jammed into their plans in between June 9-19.
That’s when Hwy 78 will be closed. Construction workers for CalTrans require closing Hwy 78 between Indian Oaks Road and Weekend Villa Road in Ramona beginning at 9 p.m. on June 9 and continuing until June 19 at 5 p.m.
CalTrans needs the time to bolster a section of highway to stablilze the downhill slop on the north side. The highway was closed several times for lengthy periods during the winter rains. Boulders fell onto the road a couple of times.
Motorists will be able to utilize the following detour: from Cloverdale Road/San Pasqual Road to Main Street/State Route 67 (SR-67). Eastbound motorists are detoured south on Cloverdale Road/San Pasqual Road, south on Bear Valley Parkway/Via Rancho Parkway, south on Interstate 15, east on Scripps Poway Parkway and north on SR-67 to SR-78. Westbound motorists follow the same detour in the opposite direction.
CalTrans says that it expects additional traffic and gridlock to occur on Highway 67 as drivers take those roads instead of the ones they normally take.
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