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'Cajon Crawl' closure on Interstate 15 expected to bring major delays

#CajonCrawl expected to bring delays on the northbound Interstate 15
Motorists should expect 65-hour two-lane closure, dubbed #CajonCrawl, on Interstate 15
65-hour lane closure part of $120-million project @CajonPassRehab

First we had "Carmageddon." Then came "Jamzilla." Now it's time for the "Cajon Crawl," a 65-hour closure on Interstate 15 this weekend.

Two lanes of the four-lane 15 northbound -- between California 138 and Oak Hill Road -- will be closed from 10 p.m. Friday to 3 p.m. Monday.

The long closure is necessary to allow the concrete to cure, which should increase the pavement's life cycle, according to the California Department of Transportation.

The closure is part of a $120-million Interstate 15 Cajon Pass Rehabilitation Project between Kenwood Avenue and U.S. 395.

Officials plan to resurface and restore old concrete slabs in the Cajon Pass to try to make the pavement last up to 40 years.

The latest closure is the first of five weekend closures planned in August and September. The closures will move uphill on subsequent weekends, covering a mile at a time.

Motorists are advised to look for alternate routes to avoid major delays.

Upcoming closures will occur Aug. 15-18, Aug. 22-25, Sept. 5-8 and Sept. 12-15.

For more details about the "Cajon Crawl," visit cajonpassproject.com.

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