by Photo courtesy of SANDAG

An alternate traffic route on southbound State Route 125 will be in place through August as construction crews install technology enhancement for tolling equipment, according to the San Diego Association of Governments (SANDAG). 

An alternate route on southbound State Route 125 Toll Road will be in effect for FastTrak Users through Aug.30 as FasTrak-only bypass lanes will be temporarily closed adjacent to the toll plaza south of Birch Road. According to SANDAG, all southbound traffic is routed through the toll booth lanes to accommodate the installation and testing of new overhead tolling equipment in the FasTrak-only lanes.

“The alternate traffic route is the result of several lane closures required throughout the length of the project to safely install new equipment,” the agency wrote in a statement. 

According to SANDAG, all toll booth lanes will be available for FasTrak customers during this time, with one lane dedicated exclusively for FasTrak through traffic and two lanes available for cash or credit toll road customers. 

Travelers, businesses, and nearby residents can expect intermittent noise and lights during construction. 

“All reasonable steps will be taken to minimize impacts to nearby residents, businesses, and travelers. We appreciate your patience during this major roadway improvement,” the agency wrote in a statement. 

The agency said the installation of the new tolling equipment is part of a broader effort to make technology enhancements along the SR 125 Toll Road and I-15 Express Lanes. Upgrades to the tolling equipment on SR 125 began in late 2021 and are anticipated to be completed by the end of 2022. Installation of new roadway equipment on the I-15 Express Lanes was previously completed in 2021. 

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