San Diego Freeway Carpool Lane Opens

After nearly three years of construction, Caltrans has opened the first segment of a carpool lane that will eventually stretch from the Long Beach Freeway to Normandie Avenue.

The 2.5-mile section on the northbound San Diego Freeway extends between Avalon Boulevard and Normandie Avenue, said a Caltrans spokeswoman.

The lane will be continued four more miles to the Long Beach Freeway, and a six-mile carpool lane will be built across the median on the southbound San Diego Freeway.

The $28.2-million project will be finished in October, she said.

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