(Imperial Avenue Interchange Project)...It will begin in late spring or early summer.

CalTrans, in partnership with the Imperial County Transportation Commission and the City of El Centro announced the plkans Monday to begin construction on the Interstate 8 Imperial Avenue Interchange Project. The two year project will remove the existing bridge and eastbound on and off ramps, then reconstruct the structure and the on and off ramps in both directions. Construction will include a new entrance loop ramp from southbound Imperial Avenue to eastbound Interstate 8 and create access to the City's upcoming extension of southound Imperial Avenue to south of I-8. The project will be done in two stages, including nightime closures. The project cost is $42 million and is being funded through the State Regional Improvement Program and the Federal Highway Priority Projects Program.