I-5 Closures for Bridge Repair: Avoid the 5 for a Faster Drive

Posted By on September 8, 2023

Caltrans has scheduled two major 56-hour weekend closures in September through downtown San Diego on Interstate 5 (I-5) to repair the bridge deck over State Route 163 (SR-163). Crews will close lanes to repair the bridge deck in both directions of I-5 on separate weekends.

The southbound closure will begin at Interstate 8 (I-8) on Friday, September 8 at 9 p.m. through Monday September 11 at 5 a.m. with all traffic detoured to eastbound I-8. At least one lane of southbound I-5 will remain accessible from on-ramps south of I-8 for limited local and airport traffic. The Fifth Avenue on-ramp will be closed to limit the amount of traffic using the single lane through the construction area. Southbound I-5 through motorists is advised to take southbound Interstate 805 (I-805) before they are redirected eastbound on I-8 to avoid traffic delays through downtown. Click Here for more information.


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