NewsLocal News


Year-long construction project on SR-163 reaches milestone

Posted at 3:01 PM, Nov 26, 2019
and last updated 2019-11-26 18:42:35-05

SAN DIEGO (KGTV) – A year-long construction project to improve State Route 163 hit a milestone Tuesday morning with the completion of work on Friars and Frazee Roads.

Crews arrived early in the morning, finishing up last minute preps before the big reveal. One noticeably new addition are signal lights put in place to help regulate the flow of traffic.

The city also made improvements, like adding lanes on Friars Road. There are four lanes going east and four lanes going west. Changes to the on and off ramps from the 163 onto Friars Road may reduce the confusion and congestion caused by the old traffic pattern.

Crews also added sidewalks and clearly-marked bike lanes.

“We can separate and have a path for all modes of traffic including foot and bike traffic. So, it will be safer for everyone using Friars Road. It’s a safer facility now that we made these improvements," said a Caltrans spokesperson.

The “Open for Business,” ceremony took place at 10 a.m.