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

District 11

Friday, July 19, 2013

Contact: Public Information Officer Hayden Manning

Phone: (619) 688-6670

Contractor Named for Cabrillo Bridge Retrofit Project

SAN DIEGO – Disney Construction has been awarded the Laurel Street Overcrossing Project over State Route 163, according to Caltrans.  The Laurel Street Overcrossing is also known as the Cabrillo Bridge.

The $16.5 million project will retrofit the Laurel Street Overcrossing for seismic strength and improve its structural integrity and extend bridge life for another 50 years. 

Construction should begin in the fall and end summer 2014 -- in time for the Balboa Park 2015 Centennial Celebration.

Pedestrians and vehicles will have full access to the bridge except for a four-month period from January to April 2014.  Pedestrian access will be uninterrupted.  The portion of SR-163 under the bridge will be minimally impacted.

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