Southern California motorists face another nicknamed closure to navigate around beginning Friday night. The "Cajon Crawl" will see half the lanes closed on the northbound 15 Freeway through the Cajon Pass between San Bernardino and Apple Valley for the next five weekends.
Caltrans is warning commuters to expect significant traffic delays, with lanes reduced from four to two for 55 hours for about a one-mile stretch on the northbound side of I-15 between Highway 138 and Oak Hill Road.
The closures are part of a $120 million project to upgrade the pavement. Caltrans says workers will replace concrete slabs to extend the surface life of the road and that the new pavement should last about 40 years.
(Approximate location of construction project and lane closures)
Caltrans says the closures will last from 10 p.m. Friday through 3 p.m. Monday and notes there will also be a reduced speed limit of 60 mph during that time.
The closures will occur on the following weekends:
- 8/8 10 p.m. to 8/11 3 p.m.
- 8/15 10 p.m. to 8/18 3 p.m.
- 8/22 10 p.m. to 8/25 3 p.m.
- 9/5 10 p.m. to 9/8 3 p.m.
- 9/12 10 p.m. to 9/15 to 3 p.m.
Caltrans is encouraging drivers to use alternate routes, adjust their travel times or carpool.