Scott Road and 215 interchange to be closed for 55 hours starting May 29


The city of Menifee announced a planned 55-hour closure of the Scott Road and Interstate 215 interchange from Friday, May 29 through Monday, June 1.  All freeway ramps will be closed and Scott Road will be closed to through traffic. Drivers are asked to use Newport Road as an alternative route.

Beginning on 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., expect lane closures and flagging operations at the intersection of Scott and Antelope roads;
– Lane closure and flagging operation at the intersection of Scott and Haun roads.

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 complete construction on the northbound off-ramp and southbound on-ramp, remove k-rail, repave and restripe the ramps.

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

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 re-opened southbound on-ramp to access I-215.

When exiting northbound I-215, motorists traveling eastbound on Scott Road will use the reopened ramp, for westbound on Scott Road motorists must continue to use the new loop ramp.

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Submitted by the city of Menifee