(Traffic switches lanes)….CalTrans announced the switch Friday.
Westbound Traffic on Interstate 8 shifted to the eastbound lanes East of the East Highline Canal Bridge. Construction crews are modifying the traffic shift along a one mile section of Interstate 8 in the area. The traffic shift will result in one lane in each direction of I-8 on the eastbound side of the freeway. Westbound motorists will be shifted from the Evan Hewes Highway detour onto the eastbound side of the freeway and then shifted back to the westbound side at the East Highline Canal Bridge. The new configuration is needed so that crews can construct embankment and grade adjustments on I-8 just east of Highway 115 or Vanderlinden Road. Traffic through this area will continue to be reduced to one lane in each direction from a half mile east of East Highline Canal Bridge to just west of the Highway 98/I-8 junction.