Night Work on New I-5 Carpool Lanes to Begin December 2 / See Map


Construction crews are set to begin night work the week of December 2, to extend a HOV/Carpool Lane on Interstate 5 (I-5) in each direction between Manchester Avenue in the City of Encinitas, and Palomar Airport Road in the City of Carlsbad.

The work is necessary for crews to prepare the freeway for the placement of k-rail (concrete barriers) on the inside shoulder of I-5, which will be in place for approximately 18 months, and allow construction crews to operate safely within the median.

The work will occur between the hours of 9 p.m. and 5 a.m. over eight to 10 weeks (excluding Friday and Saturday nights, and holidays). Please see anticipated night schedule below*:

December 2 – 17
• Removal of freeway striping along northbound and southbound I-5

December 11 – 20

• Restriping of northbound and southbound I-5

December 18 – early February
• Placement of concrete barrier along northbound and southbound I-5
* Please note, construction schedules are subject to change.

Construction crews will require intermittent nighttime lane closures as part of this work, however, no full freeway closures are anticipated. Please see the map below illustrating the progression of work.


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