Expansion along Interstate 15 within San Diego County continues in the form of widened Managed or HOT Lanes both in capacity and in length. The freeway project entails the freeway from the merge with California 163 (Cabrillo Freeway) northward to junction California 78. Upon completion, Interstate 15 will vary between 12 and 14 overall lanes.
From south to north, work will be completed in stages. Between California 163 and California 56 (Ted Williams Freeway), dubbed “Stage South”, initial work is underway involving the expansion of the present two reversible roadways into four overall lanes that flow in both directions. Timetables for completion of Stage South are still to be determined at this time.
Further north, between Exit 19 (California 56) and Exit 26 (West Bernardo Drive), work is further along on the building of the dual direction HOT lanes, both of which travel along the median of Interstate 15. Completion of the Managed lane project is already finished between California 56 and a point just north of the soon-to-be opened Rancho Bernardo Transit Station. Work further north on “Middle Stage A & B” will continue through next year to Exit 28 (Centre City Parkway).
“Stage North” involves the final section of the Interstate 15 Managed Lane project, from Exit 28 northward to California 78 (Exit 32) at Escondido. The familiar Oleander lined-median remains in place along the freeway through this stretch, awaiting the initial work of the HOT lane extension. The work schedule is to be determined on this phase of the work presently.
- I-15 Fact Sheet – City Council District 5
http://www.sandiego.gov/citycouncil/cd5/fwy_projects_i15.shtml, City of San Diego.