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

District 11

Friday, Jan. 17, 2014

Contact: Caltrans Media Relations Officer Cathryne Bruce-Johnson, (619) 688-6670


Northbound SR-163 (A Street to Washington Street) Closed Nights Beginning Tuesday

SAN DIEGO –Caltrans alerts motorists that northbound State Route 163 will be closed from downtown to Washington Street on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday nights from 10 until 5 the next morning.  The closures will allow construction crews to safely place falsework on the Cabrillo Bridge over SR-163.

Detour signs will be placed at all entrance points and on-ramps to the effected stretch of freeway in advance of the closure.

Caltrans and the City of San Diego are partners for seismic retrofit and rehabilitation of the Cabrillo Bridge (Laurel Street Overcrossing) over SR-163.  Laurel Street is the bridge road deck that leads into the west side of Balboa Park from 6th Avenue. 

For more information on this and other state transportation projects, log on to  Real-time construction and traffic information is also available on Twitter @SDCaltrans.

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