Improvement to your commute is coming

Posted at 8:03 PM, Feb 16, 2016
and last updated 2016-02-17 08:38:14-05

SAN DIEGO -- Traffic, we’ve all sat through it and became frustrated all the while.

“I can’t stand it, it’s really bad during rush hour,” one driver said.

Today, top transportation officials unveiled new projects to make everyone’s commute less hectic. Some of the highlights are more HOV lanes on the highly traveled 805 freeway.

Crews were out near Mira Mesa Boulevard working on the project, which will add one carpool lane in each direction. A stretch of the I-15 from Adams to Camino Del Rio South will also become more bike-friendly. Another big project is stopping wrong-way drivers. A spokesperson for Caltrans says while they can’t stop people from driving drunk on the wrong side of the freeway, they’ll do their best to alert drivers.

“I can’t design for impaired drivers, but we are hoping to get people’s attention to know that you’re entering the freeway going the wrong way,” Laurie Berman said.

People who live in the South Bay will be able to access the 805 express lanes thanks to a ramp built right off East Palomar Street.

The ramp is expected to open in two months.