Thursday, July 28, 2011
Contact: Public Information Officer Hayden Manning
Phone: (619) 668-6670
Coronado Bridge Closed to One Lane for Night Work
SAN DIEGO – One lane in each direction will be closed on the Coronado Bridge to replace the two Movable Concrete Barrier Machines and the Moveable Concrete Barrier, according to the California Department of Transportation (Caltrans). The work will be performed between 8 p.m. and 5 a.m. Sunday through Thursday and is expected to take less than two weeks to complete.
The nighttime closure includes the northbound Interstate 5 connector ramps to and the bridge, as well as the connector ramp from the bridge to Cesar E. Chavez Parkway/Logan Avenue. Detour signs will be posted to assists motorists around the work.
The Moveable Concrete Barrier was last replaced in 1993. It is moved four times a day Monday through Friday and special events on weekends. It takes about 35 minutes to move on a typical day.
The work is taking place at night because of the high traffic volume during daylight hours. If you see a Caltrans or other emergency vehicle on the side of the highway with its flashing light, move over if safe to do so, or slow down. It’s the law!
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