February 29, 2024
A Caltrans truck. Courtesy of the company

There might be restricted entry to and from Hillcrest utilizing state Route 163 Saturday from 5:30 a.m. to five p.m. as crews proceed engaged on a brand new pedestrian bridge.

The span, which crosses the sixth Avenue on- and off-ramps to SR-163, connects to Scripps Mercy Hospital.

The closures, based on Caltrans, embody:

  • Eastbound Interstate 8 connector ramp to southbound SR-163
  • Eastbound Lodge Circle south on-ramp
  • Southbound SR-163 sixth Avenue off-ramp, and
  • Northbound SR-163/sixth Avenue/College Avenue on-ramp.  

Eastbound I-8 motorists might be detoured to the northbound SR-163 connector ramp, to the Friars Highway West off-ramp, the place they could flip proper to succeed in the southbound SR-163 on-ramp.

Southbound SR-163/sixth Avenue motorists ought to exit on the Washington Road East off-ramp to 4th Avenue and switch proper for Scripps Mercy Hospital or left for Hillcrest. 

Northbound SR-163 motorists can proceed east on College Avenue, flip left at Regular Road, left on Lincoln Avenue and left on Washington Road to the northbound SR-163 on-ramp.

The work schedule is topic to alter because of climate, visitors incidents or different concerns.