April 23, 2024
The affected space for the upcoming southbound I-5 closure in downtown San Diego. Photograph credit score: Caltrans

A bit of southbound Interstate 5 in downtown San Diego might be closed for 56 hours subsequent weekend to restore the bridge deck over state Route 163.

The southbound closure begins at 9 p.m. Friday at Interstate 8 and lasts till 5 a.m. Monday, Sept. 11.

All visitors might be diverted to to eastbound I-8. Not less than one lane of southbound I-5 will stay accessible from on-ramps south of I-8 for restricted native and airport visitors, in line with Caltrans San Diego.

The Fifth Avenue on-ramp might be closed to restrict the quantity of visitors utilizing the one lane via the development space.

To keep away from delays via downtown, motorists heading south on I-5 are suggested to take southbound Interstate 805.

Caltrans employees additionally will use the closure as a possibility to wash, preserve and examine hard-to-reach areas, the company mentioned.

And it gained’t be over after subsequent weekend.

Caltrans will shut the northbound aspect of I-5 on the finish of the month, this time at Interstate 15.

The closure will start Friday, Sept. 29 at 9 p.m. and proceed via Monday, Oct. 1 at 5 a.m., with two lanes of visitors detoured to I-15 and remaining northbound visitors directed to eastbound State Route 94.

Indicators are already in warn motorists of the upcoming probably disruptive weekend.

“This proactive work will make sure the structural integrity of the I-5 bridge via downtown for years to return,” Caltrans District Director Gustavo Dallarda mentioned. “Throughout these two closure weekends, please keep away from utilizing I-5 via downtown and journey on alternate routes like SR-163, I-805 and (the) 15.”

Caltrans crews started this emergency work in mid-August between 9 p.m. and 5 a.m. Monday via Friday. The mission is anticipated to accomplished by the top of October.

– Metropolis Information Service