Caltrans meetings will update progress on Coronado Bridge suicide prevention barriers

Public welcome to see design options, give input

SAN DIEGO (KGTV) - Caltrans will hold a pair of meetings this week to update people on their feasibility study for putting suicide prevention barriers on the San Diego-Coronado Bay Bridge.

Funding for the study came in May. Caltrans says the full study won't be complete until the spring, but they wanted to show some of the options and get feedback from the public.

The first meeting is Tuesday, Nov. 14, from 5-7 p.m. It will be held at the Coronado Community Center at 1845 Strand Way.

The second meeting is Wednesday, Nov. 15, from 5-7 p.m. It will be held at the Cesar Chavez Continuing Education Center on 1901 Main Street.

Both meetings will have an open house format, where people can come at any time, look at possible designs, ask questions and give feedback.

Caltrans spokeswoman Catherine Bruce-Johnson said they'll have pictures of several types of suicide prevention barriers, and will include information on each, such as cost, environmental impact, estimated construction time and how it would impact bridge function.

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