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Interstate 5's Genesee Exit Will Be Closed Next Week

A widely used exit off Interstate 5 will be partially closed next week, according to Caltrans officials.

The closures at Genesee Avenue will occur Monday through Thursday from 10:30 or 11 p.m. until 5 a.m., although only one direction of the freeway will be closed at a time.

These closures will allow construction crews to install temporary wood forms used to support the foundation of the new I-5/Genesee Avenue Bridge.


According to Caltrans, the closures will be:

  • Monday between 10:30 p.m. and 5 a.m. at all northbound I-5 lanes at La Jolla Village Drive, northbound off-ramp to Genesee Avenue and northbound on- ramp from La Jolla Village Drive.

  • Tuesday between 11 p.m. and 5 a.m., at all lanes of I-5 northbound at Genesee Avenue, and all lanes of I-5 southbound (if work on the northbound lanes is complete before 5 a.m.). State Route 56 local bypass is also closed when southbound I-5 freeway lanes are closed.

  • Wednesday and Thursday between 11 p.m. and 5 a.m. on all southbound I- 5 lanes at Genesee Avenue and the SR-56 local bypass.

On Monday night, northbound I-5 motorists will be detoured to La Jolla Village Drive, then to northbound Interstate 805, and back to northbound I-5.

On Tuesday through Thursday nights, I-5 drivers will be detoured to the Genesee Avenue off-ramp and re-enter using the on-ramp across the intersection. Signs will be placed to alert motorists in advance.

Further information on closures and detours can be found at or by calling the Project Hotline at (888) 720- 9321.