California Department of Transportation District 11 & San Diego & Imperial Counties

District 11

Friday, Sept. 20, 2013

Contact: Caltrans Media Information Cathryne Bruce-Johnson

Phone: (619) 688-6670


State Route 163 Closures for Night Work

SAN DIEGO – Travelers are advised to be alert for night work and upcoming closures on State Route 163 (SR-163) Monday through Thursday from 11 to 5 the next morning as part of the Laurel Street/Cabrillo Bridge Retrofit Project, according to Caltrans. Construction crews will be striping and setting up concrete barriers.

Full closures will take place Tuesday and Wednesday nights on southbound SR-163 from Interstate 8 (I-8) to the Laurel Street overcrossing including the westbound and eastbound I-8 connector ramps to southbound SR-163.  The following ramps to southbound SR-163 will also be closed:  Robinson Avenue on-ramp, Washington Street on- and off-ramps, and the University Avenue off-ramp. 

Signs will be placed directing motorists from southbound SR-163 to westbound I-8, to southbound I-5, to northbound SR-163.

Northbound SR-163 will be closed Thursday night at A Street and 11th Avenue to just north of the Laurel Street overcrossing.  The connector from northbound and southbound I-5 to northbound SR-163 will also be closed during the same time period as well as the Park Boulevard on-ramp to northbound SR-163. 

Motorists may travel north on 11th Avenue to northbound I-5, to eastbound I-8, to SR-163 in both directions. 

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