Money to build the Imperial Avenue overpass on Interstate 8 and extend Imperial Avenue south to McCabe Road has been approved.
The Imperial County Transportation Commission ( ICTC ) says the Interstate 8 / Imperial Avenue Reconstruction project was approved for funding by the California Transportation Commission ( CTC ) on March 20, 2014. The approval by the CTC was part of the State’s Transportation Improvement Program for Fiscal Year 2014. The CTC approval commits $37.9 million of the Design and Construction funds for the project. The ICTC will partner with the California Department of Transportation ( Caltrans ) and the City of El Centro to complete the interchange project and local roadway extension. Caltrans will begin the design phase this summer. The Right-Of-Way phase will follow and construction is expected to begin in 2017. The City of El Centro will complete the roadway extension of Imperial Avenue south to McCabe Road.