Interstate 805 South Project News

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Dear Interstate 805 South Project Stakeholder:

Thank you for your continued interest in the I-805 South Project, which will help improve traffic flow and alleviate congestion on the highway, and provide new transportation choices for travelers. The project is an integral part of a new transportation backbone in San Diego County.

We are writing to share with you the second I-805 South Project newsletter. Among other information, the newsletter includes a brief project update, information about recent public outreach efforts and a feature on the future South Bay Bus Rapid Transit system.

Click here to view the newsletter in English
Click here to view the newsletter in Spanish

The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) completed the environmental phase of the I-805 South Project in June 2011. Construction on the first phase of the I-805 South Project is scheduled to begin in early 2012. The project includes the addition of buffer-separated Express Lanes within the I-805 median and several improvements to the freeway and transit system, including:

  • A Direct Access Ramp (DAR) at East Palomar Street;
  • In-Line Transit Stations on Plaza Boulevard in National City and East H Street in Chula Vista;
  • Park & Ride stations near the In-Line Transit Stations; and
  • More than 60 sound-mitigating walls, 100 retaining walls and 20 bridge improvements along the 11-mile route.

For more information about the I-805 South Project, please visit or contact Project Manager Ramon Martinez at (619) 688-2516 or

Thank you again for your interest in the I-805 South Project. We look forward to keeping you informed throughout the course of the project.

I-805 South Project Team

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