SAN DIEGO (KGTV) -- Traffic in the Mission Valley area is expected to be busier than normal this weekend as a stretch of Friars Road will be closed as part of an ongoing project.
Caltrans officials are warning the public that both directions of Friars Road, between Ulric Street and Frazee Road, will be shut down for 36 hours -- from Saturday, Oct. 19, at 5 p.m., to 5 a.m. on Monday, Oct. 21.
In addition to motorists, the closure will likely affect bicyclists and pedestrians in the immediate area.
This SATURDAY at 5 pm all lanes of Friars Rd over SR-163 will close for construction work. The road will reopen Monday at 5 am. For detour directions click here: https://t.co/Y3C1iELeNj @CityofSanDiego #SanDiego #MissionValley #FashionValley #Shopping pic.twitter.com/LGYp8vbxWO
— Caltrans San Diego (@SDCaltrans) October 14, 2019
According to Caltrans, 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, but eastbound ramp will be CLOSED
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The weekend pavement work is part of the State Route 163/Friars Road Interchange Project, which is funded by the City of San Diego.