Press Releases


News Release: July 20, 2020

Crew will close the Interstate 8 (I-8)/Imperial Avenue Interchange and all lanes on I-8 from Forrester Road to State Route 86/4th Street on Thursday, July 23 from 6:30 p.m. to 7 a.m. Friday morning. The closure is needed to demolish and remove the existing bridge.

Please see the attached News Release for details.

English News Release

Publicacion en Espanol

Detour Maps and more information about the I-8 Imperial Avenue Project may be found at this link:

Work Begins on I-8 Imperial Avenue Interchange Project in El Centro

News Release - June 17, 2020

I-8 Imperial Avenue Interchange - Virtual Groundbreaking Event

Adapting to Covid-19 social distancing guidelines, officials from the following agencies released an informational video about the project and construction impacts: California State Transportation Agency (CalSTA) Secretary David S. Kim; Caltrans Director Toks Omishakin; Caltrans District 11 Director Gustavo Dallarda; Imperial County Transportation Commission (ICTC) Chairman George A. Nava, City of Brawly Councilmember; County of Imperial Board of Supervisors Chairman Luis A. Plancarte, District 2 Supervisor; City of El Centro Mayor Efrain Silva; California Highway Patrol Border Division Assistant Chief Ray Diggins; El Centro Chamber of Commerce President Ann Irigoyen; and Imperial Valley Aggregates, LLC President Matthew Richert.

Outreach Virtual Event

Press Release in English


Por iniciar el trabajo de construcción del Proyecto del Distribuidor Vial de la Interestatal 8 / Avenida Imperial en El Centro

Evento Virtual

Transcripción en español del video de inauguración del Proyecto del Distribuidor Vial de la Carretera Interestatal 8 y Avenida Imperial

Comunicado de Prensa en Espanol

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