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Community and Economic Development

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, March 30, 2005

CONTACT:   Eric Symons
(619) 533-5318

Tim Graham
(619) 533-5130

Pacific Highway Corridor Road Closures Scheduled in April

SAN DIEGO - The City of San Diego announced today that it will be closing lanes in the Pacific Highway Corridor over two weekends in April to accommodate a bridge demolition project.

  • Friday, April 8th at 10 p.m. to Monday, April 11th at 4 a.m. - The southbound lanes of Pacific Highway will be closed from the Enterprise Street traffic signal to south of Witherby Street . In addition, lanes on Barnett Avenue from east of Midway Drive will have traffic control to accommodate the detour.
  • Friday, April 22nd at 10 p.m. to Monday, April 25th at 4 a.m. - The northbound lanes of Pacific Highway will be closed from Couts Street to Witherby Street on ramp to Pacific Highway.

There will be traffic control for a one lane detour for through traffic in the affected areas. Additional road closures during the two weekends include:

  • Barnett Avenue off ramp from northbound Pacific Highway
  • Witherby Street at Hancock Street
  • Main gate number four (4) of the Marine Corps Recruit Depot at Witherby Street. Traffic will be directed to the Washington Street gate number five (5).

The closure will enable contractors to begin the demolition of the Consolidated Truck Road Bridge. Work will take place continuously both day and night during the road closures and construction noise can be expected throughout the duration of the project, which is expected to be completed by June 1, 2005.

The Consolidated Truck Road Bridge crosses Pacific Highway from the Space and Naval Warfare Systems Center (SPAWAR) to the east to the Marine Corps Recruit Depot to the west. The bridge, which was built in 1942 for private use by Consolidated Aircraft, has not been used in many decades. The bridge was rated seismically deficient by CalTrans and listed for mandatory retrofit or demolition per the Local Bridge Safety Retrofit Program. Demolition of the bridge was recommended since the bridge has no public use applications, and it has never been used by the public.

For more information about the Consolidated Truck Road Bridge demolition, please contact Adrienne Turner, Project Manager, with the City's Community and Economic Development Department at (619) 533-5377.

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With an emphasis on the City's urban core neighborhoods and low and moderate income residents, the Community and Economic Development Department strives to improve the quality of life and ensure a healthy economy in San Diego through job development, business development, neighborhood revitalization, public improvements, redevelopment, social services, and revenue enhancement.
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