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Construction, cruise ships and a special salute to Vietnam veterans along the North Embarcadero on North Harbor Drive will add up to heavy traffic beginning Friday.

On Saturday, March 15, construction associated with the Port of San Diego’s North Embarcadero improvement project will continue along the west side of North Harbor Drive.

On Sunday, March 16, two cruise ships will be in Port, along with the final day of the presentation of the replica Vietnam Veteran’s War Memorial.

Activity from cruise ship operations will cause heavy traffic on West Broadway and North Harbor Drive from approximately 7:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

The military salute, at Tuna Harbor Park near the Fish Market Restaurant, is expected to attract hundreds of visitors. The event pays homage to the Vietnam Veteran’s War Memorial with a replica memorial that will be on display in the park from Friday through Sunday.

The Port urges motorists to allow extra time while driving along North Harbor Drive. The area between Navy Pier and B Street Pier will be affected by construction activity until approximately late spring.

A new, temporary waterfront access plan to steer pedestrians and motorists away from construction activity was implemented March 4  and will continue until approximately May 5.

The new plan includes a temporary crosswalk in front of Navy Pier and an altered entrance to Navy Pier.

– From a news release by the Unified Port of San Diego.

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