Crews to complete demolition of old Scott Road bridge, requiring freeway closure

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The Scott Road Interstate 215 Interchange Project costs $57.8 million and is paid for with the help of the Measure DD sales tax within the city of Menifee. Shane Gibson photo
MENIFEE (CNS) - Demolition of a freeway overpass in Menifee is scheduled to resume Saturday night, requiring a full closure of Interstate 215 and detours around the project site. Crews began removing the original two-lane Scott Road bridge Friday night, and the final segments are expected to be taken down between 10 p.m. tonight and 9 a.m. Sunday. The old overcrossing was replaced earlier this year with a six-lane span, serving as the new Scott Road/Interstate 215 Interchange. During the final phase of demolition, both northbound and southbound traffic will be diverted off Interstate 215 via newly expanded exit and entrance ramps at Scott Road. Motorists will be able to rejoin the freeway at the same location, safely bypassing the construction activity. Local traffic within the
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