California Department of Transportation District 11 & San Diego & Imperial Counties Caltrans Info Edge

District 11

Thursday, Aug. 20, 2009

Contact: Public Relations Officer Hayden Manning

Phone: (619) 688-6723

Northbound State Route 163 Through Balboa Park to Close Sunday Morning

SAN DIEGO – State Route 163 (SR-163) will be closed in the northbound direction from Downtown San Diego to 6th Avenue this Sunday from 3-11 a.m., according to the California Department of Transportation (Caltrans).

The north and southbound connectors from Interstate 5 to northbound SR-163 as well as the Park Boulevard on-ramp will be closed.  Caltrans will also close the 1st Avenue on-ramp to southbound SR-163.

“Crews will perform similar maintenance operations as when the southbound lanes were closed a few weeks ago such as re-striping of lanes, routine bridge repairs and landscape work,” said Caltrans Deputy District Director Armando Garcia.

Motorists on northbound I-5 and in the Downtown area will be detoured to I-8 and proceed on southbound SR-163.

Motorists on southbound I-5 may take eastbound SR-94 to northbound I-805 to westbound I-8 and then proceed southbound on SR-163.

Signs will be placed in advance to advise motorists of the closures and detour routes. For additional information, contact Caltrans Public Information Office at (619) 688-6670 or visit the website at

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