55-hour closure announced at Scott Road/I-215 interchange in Menifee

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MENIFEE – The Scott Road interchange will be closed for 55 continuous hours beginning Friday, May 29, at 10 p.m., through Monday, June 1, at 5 a.m.

The following will be closed for the entire 55-hours: all interchange on- and off-ramps; Scott Road, including the overpass bridge, from Haun to Antelope roads; Antelope Road from Scott to Garbani roads may close as early as 8 p.m. and lane closure and flagging operation at the intersection of Scott and Haun roads.

Freeway lanes on Interstate 215 will remain open. Motorists may follow the posted detour to Newport Road for local freeway access and to travel east/west over the I-215 freeway.

The 55-hour closure is necessary for crews to remove k-rail and complete final paving and striping on Scott Road in the project area and to complete construction on the northbound off- ramp and southbound on-ramp and remove k-rail, repave and restripe the ramps.

On Monday morning at 5 a.m., the entire interchange will open, and the traffic pattern on Scott Road will be reconfigured so vehicles may use all of the northbound and southbound ramps. The temporary left turn from eastbound Scott Road to the southbound loop on-ramp will be removed; eastbound motorists will now make a right turn onto the reopened southbound on-ramp to access I-215. When exiting northbound I-215, motorists traveling eastbound on Scott Road will use the reopened ramp; to travel westbound on Scott Road motorists must continue to use the new loop ramp.

“This 55-hour interchange closure will take us to the final stage of the Scott Road Interchange project with all freeway access points open – the culmination of years of planning and 18- months of construction,” Menifee Mayor Bill Zimmerman said. “Please plan your route before you go and allow plenty of travel time. Also note that all businesses on Scott Road will be open during the closure.”

After the 55-hour closure, crews will be adding raised medians on Scott Road near Antelope and Haun roads and completing landscaping along with a final punch-list of items to close out the project within the next weeks.

For more information, call the construction hotline at 951-215-2288. The project website is available on the city’s website at http://www.cityofmenifee.us.

Submitted by city of Menifee.