Road construction is going strong in the San Diego area. In the last 10 days of January alone, this work will close more than 220 traffic lanes during the day. At night, the closures will increase to almost 700. Construction zones and lane closures in San Diego can disrupt traffic and create distractions that result in an increased number of car accidents. Contributing factors include paving, electrical work, guardrail construction, shoulder work and any type of general maintenance. If you’re going to be out and about over the next few days, here are a few areas to avoid:
K-Rail Installations from January 27th through January 30th
A variety of lane closures will take place during this four-day period to allow road crews to install K-rails on both surface streets and off ramps. Watch out for both the construction workers and drivers who decide to make sudden lane changes or stops in these areas:
• Westbound and Eastbound Lanes of La Jolla Village Drive at Miramar Road
• The Northbound Off Ramps From Route 805 to Eastbound Miramar Road and Westbound La Jolla Village Drive
• The Southbound Off Ramps from Route 805 to Eastbound La Jolla Village Drive and Miramar Road
Paving Runs from January 17th through February 10th
The westbound connector from Route 905 to Route 805 is being repaved during this time period. Construction and lane closures are going around the clock to get the job done as soon as possible. If you can change your route to bypass this area, you can avoid delays and possible collisions.
Long-Term Road Construction
If you travel along Route 905 near Old Otay Mesa Road, you’re probably familiar with the road construction that’s been going on out there. This work started in 2009 and is not expected to be completed until summer of 2013. Throughout this time, you can expect lane closures and extended delays. Whenever possible, do yourself a favor and just avoid the area.
Although the government has a legal obligation to mark construction zones properly and advise drivers of these hazards, this doesn’t always happen. In other cases, drivers simply don’t pay attention to the warning signals. If you’ve been injured as a result of a car accident in a construction zone, you may be entitled to financial compensation. Contact San Diego PI Attorneys to find out more.