December 5, 2023
Site visitors transferring once more on Interstate 5, as Caltrans accomplished its weekend work greater than 12 hours forward of schedule. Picture credit score: @SDCaltrans by way of X or Twitter

All lanes are open on Interstate 5 south via downtown San Diego as of mid-afternoon Sunday, in accordance with Caltrans San Diego.

The southbound bridge work was accomplished, the company reported by way of social media earlier than 2 p.m.

That’s far forward of schedule. The southbound freeway was closed at 9 p.m. Friday from Interstate 8 via downtown to simply earlier than Route 94 and was not set to reopen till 5 a.m. Monday.

The closure occurred so crews might restore a bridge deck over Route 163, prompting every week’s price of warnings to drivers to hunt alternate routes.

“Upkeep crews are out repairing guardrail, patching bridge spalls and performing bridge inspection throughout this weekend’s I-5 downtown closure,” Caltrans stated Saturday.

However heads up: Caltrans will carry out an analogous closure on the northbound aspect of I-5 on the finish of the month.

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

“This proactive work will make sure the structural integrity of the I-5 bridge via downtown for years to return,” stated Caltrans District Director Gustavo Dallarda stated.