Heads up: Interstate 8 work starting today could impact holiday travels

YUMA, Ariz. - Drivers heading to Southern California through Yuma should plan for delays on Interstate 8 with California Department of Transportation repairs closing one of two westbound lanes over the Colorado River.

According to Caltrans, the right westbound lane closure on the bridge, located on the state line near downtown Yuma, will remain in place until bridge repairs are completed in January.  Interstate 8 westbound will be down to one lane starting from Giss Parkway and running to the Sidewinder Road exit near Winterhaven, Calif.

For updates, visit the Caltrans website at and click on the link for District 11 – Imperial and San Diego counties. The agency’s regional Twitter account, @SDCaltrans, is another source for updates.

Those planning to travel to Southern California on westbound I-8 should budget extra time and may want to consider taking I-10 as an alternate route.

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