Harbor Drive road realignment
The Port of San Diego broke ground on a $3.5-million improvement project to bike lanes and parking on North Harbor Drive near Scott Street. Photo courtesy of the Port of San Diego

A groundbreaking ceremony Wednesday marked the start of a $3.9 million project to realign North Harbor Drive near Scott Street in Point Loma.

The work, scheduled for completion in October, will include the addition of 130 parking spaces, a bike lane, and median and landscape improvements.

A traffic-light-controlled pedestrian crossing is planned for the middle of the block.

“This project is going to create a beautiful gateway into Point Loma,” said Mayor Kevin Faulconer. “By preserving bike lanes and reconstructing parking to make it safer for cyclists, North Harbor Drive will be more accessible to everyone.”

The road is near America’s Cup Harbor, a couple of hotels and Fisherman’s Landing.

No full road closures are anticipated during construction. The contractor will be required to keep at least one lane open in each direction at all times, according to the Port of San Diego.

— City News Service