Resulting from intensive work on southbound Interstate 5 in downtown San Diego this weekend, the San Diego Airport Authority is telling vacationers leaving and headed to town to anticipate delays.
A bit of I-5 can be closed from 9 a.m. Friday till 5 a.m. Monday, with all site visitors detoured to eastbound I-8 as Caltrans crews restore the bridge deck over State Route 163.
At the least one lane of southbound I-5 will stay accessible from on-ramps south of I-8 for restricted native and airport site 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 site 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 can be closed to restrict the quantity of site visitors utilizing the only lane by the development space.
Motorists heading by 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 downtown.
Caltrans staff will even use the closure as a chance to wash, preserve, and examine hard-to-reach areas, the company mentioned.
Caltrans can be performing an analogous closure for the northbound facet 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 Monday, Oct. 1 at 5 a.m., with two lanes of site visitors detoured to SR-15 and remaining northbound I-5 site visitors directed to eastbound State Route 94.
Messaging indicators can 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 downtown for years to come back,” Caltrans District Director Gustavo Dallarda mentioned. “Throughout these two closure weekends, please keep away from utilizing I-5 by downtown and journey on alternate routes like SR-163, I-805, and SR-15.”
— Metropolis Information Service