SAN DIEGO, CA – Expect major traffic delays this weekend as a stretch of Friars Road will be closed. The closure is part of an ongoing project in the Mission Valley area. As a result of the Friars Road closure, drivers are expected to find alternative routes for travel.
Moreover, officials from Caltrans are also alerting drivers that Friars Road will be closed in both directions. For 36 hours, the stretch between Ulric Street and Frazee Road will be inaccessible to the public. Particularly from Saturday, Oct. 19, at 5 p.m., to 5 a.m. on Monday, Oct. 21.
Furthermore, drivers are not the only ones who will be impacted by the closure. Bicyclists and pedestrians who live in or frequent the area will be affected by this as well.
Caltrans officials announced on their Twitter that beginning this Saturday at 5 p.m. all lanes of Friars Road over SR-163 will be closed for construction work. However, the road will reopen in both directions on Monday at 5 a.m.
As stated by Caltrans officials, the closure will also include:
- Eastbound Friars Rd. to northbound SR-163 on-ramp
- Northbound SR-163 to Friars Rd. off-ramp
- Southbound SR-163 to westbound Friars Rd. off-ramp will be OPEN, however the eastbound ramp will be closed.
For additional information and alternative routes, visit https://dot.ca.gov/caltrans-near-me/district-11/current-projects/SR163-FriarsRd or contact Caltrans directly.