Caltrans will begin weekend construction on the state Route 163 overpass at Friars Road Saturday, requiring the closure of all lanes over the freeway.
Caltrans crews will close Friars Road from Ulric Street to Frazee Road as well as the on- and off-ramps along northbound Route 163 at 5 p.m. Saturday and re-open them Monday morning at 5 a.m. Motorists and pedestrians will be detoured throughout the weekend.
The closure is necessary to continue work on the first phase of the State Route 163/Friars Road Interchange Project, which is on track to conclude by the end of the year. The first phase cost roughly $40 million and the project’s next two phases are expected to cost a combined $71 million.
The project includes widening the Friars Road overpass from three to four lanes in both directions and improving the freeway’s on- and off-ramps to accommodate increased traffic at the interchange due to residential and commercial development in Mission Valley.
A full list of detours is available at the Caltrans’ website.
–City News Service
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