California Department of Transportation District 11 ­ San Diego & Imperial Counties

District 11

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Contact: Media Information Officer Edward Cartagena

Phone: (619) 688-6670

SR-163 Closed Sunday Morning for Rock 'n' Roll Marathon

SAN DIEGO – State Route 163 will be closed in both directions Sunday morning from 2 until 11:45 to accommodate runners in the Dodge Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon, according to the California Department of Transportation (Caltrans).

The southbound lanes will be closed between Interstate 805 (I-805) and the end of the freeway in downtown San Diego.  The northbound lanes will be closed from the beginning of the freeway downtown to University Avenue.

Significant delays are expected on westbound Interstate 8 (I-8), the connector ramp from northbound I-805 to westbound I-8 and on northbound and southbound Interstate 5 from downtown to north of I-8 during the closure and for a few hours after the event.

Changeable message signs will provide detour information for travel to the San Diego International Airport.  Travelers should allow extra time for traffic delays to avoid missing flights.

Motorists may call 5-1-1 before leaving home for traffic information and alternate routes. Real-time traffic speed and information is also available at dot.ca.gov/sdtraffic.

For more about the Dodge Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon and city street closures, visit http://runrocknroll.competitor.com/san-diego.

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