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

District 11

Monday, Feb. 28, 2011

Contact: Media Information Officer Edward Cartagena

Phone: (619) 688-6670

Northbound SR-163 Through Park Closed Saturday Morning

SAN DIEGO – The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) announced that State Route 163 (SR-163) through Balboa Park will be closed Saturday morning to accommodate the first “Finish Chelsea’s Run 5K Run/Walk.”

This 1.25-mile stretch of the freeway and the ramps from Interstate 5 to northbound SR-163 will be closed 6-10 a.m.  Motorists normally taking SR-163 to head north and east may continue north on I-5 and take the connector ramp to eastbound I-8.  Southbound SR-163 through the park will remain open.

The Chelsea’s Light Foundation planned the benefit run to mark the one-year anniversary of the 17-year-old Poway High senior who was murdered while on an after-school run on a trail in the community of Rancho Beranardo.  The run will help fund scholarships and a peer counseling program.

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