April 23, 2024
A Caltrans truck. Courtesy of the company

On account of in depth work on southbound Interstate 5 in downtown San Diego this weekend, the San Diego Airport Authority is telling vacationers leaving and headed to the town to count on delays.

A piece of I-5 might be closed from 9 a.m. Friday till 5 a.m. Monday, with all visitors detoured to eastbound I-8 as Caltrans crews restore the bridge deck over State Route 163.

At the very least one lane of southbound I-5 will stay accessible from on-ramps south of I-8 for restricted native and airport visitors, in response to Caltrans San Diego.

Drivers headed to San Diego Worldwide Airport ought to take SR-163 south and comply with indicators to the airport, an airport authority assertion mentioned.

The airport authority advises vacationers to permit greater than 2 hours earlier than their flight departs to permit for potential visitors congestion and delays and to take the airport’s free all-electric shuttle from the Previous City Transit Middle or use the MTS 992 bus from the Santa Fe Transit Station.

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

Motorists heading by way of on I-5 are suggested to take southbound Interstate 805 earlier than they’re redirected eastbound on I-8 to keep away from delays by way of downtown.

Caltrans employees will even use the closure as a chance to wash, keep, and examine hard-to-reach areas, the company mentioned.

Caltrans might be performing the same closure for the northbound aspect of I-5 on the finish of the month. The northbound I-5 closure will start at State Route 15 SR-15 on Friday, Sept. 29 at 9 p.m. by way of Monday, Oct. 1 at 5 a.m., with two lanes of visitors detoured to SR-15 and remaining northbound I-5 visitors directed to eastbound State Route 94.

Messaging indicators might be in place to encourage alternate journey and advise of closures.

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

— Metropolis Information Service