Road closed sign on Coast Boulevard
A road closed sign on Coast Boulevard on Friday morning. Courtesy City of San Diego

The city closed a section of Coast Boulevard in La Jolla and announced a emergency repair project Friday because of concerns about seismic weakness underneath the street.

“With public safety as the top priority, the City of San Diego today will begin an emergency construction project to stabilize a cliff area and roadway in La Jolla following an analysis by geology experts,” the city said in a statement.

The weakness involves a sea cave known as Cook’s Crack located underneath Coast Boulevard. The city closed the street Thursday evening and initiated an emergency contract to reinforce the cave.

Sections of Coast Boulevard and Cave Street will be closed to all traffic for about six weeks while the work is completed.

The city promised to try to accommodate the needs of residents and business affected by the closure.

Chris Jennewein is Editor & Publisher of Times of San Diego.