Part of Imperial Ave. interchange could open in October

The Imperial Avenue-Interstate 8 interchange is shown under construction this week. Closed since July 2020, it could fully reopen later this year. PHOTO GARY REDFERN

EL CENTRO – The Imperial Avenue-Interstate 8 interchange, closed since July 2020 for a major overhaul, is on track for a partial reopening in late October and fully opening as early as December, a Caltrans official said Thursday.

The $44 million project is upgrading the interchange ramp system and will allow the City of El Centro to extend Imperial Ave. south of the interstate in a separate future project.

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