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With Harbor Drive empty, crews work to repair road before drivers return

Posted at 12:23 PM, May 12, 2020
and last updated 2020-05-12 15:23:10-04

SAN DIEGO (KGTV) — Crews are working on Harbor Drive while traffic is down because of pandemic.

Harbor Drive is usually packed with cars. It’s the main artery to Lindbergh Field. The road drivers take to get downtown. But ever since the stay at home order took effect it’s been quiet.

Traffic on this road has been cut down by 50 percent. That’s why city leaders are pushing to get the repairs done on this street now. Crews will repave along North Harbor Drive between Ash Street to Nimitz Boulevard in both directions.

And crews are working fast, they’ve already laid down 2,500 tons of asphalt. Under normal circumstances this project would take 6 and a half weeks, but with less traffic the work time will be cut in half.

San Diego Mayor Kevin Faulconer says, “this project has a lot of resources on it. To try and work smart, to work expeditiously, and get this main artery paved.”

The Mayor also addressed concerns about future construction work on Harbor Drive that could involve digging up what’s been done. He says what’s there will stay there.

The entire project is expected to be completed in three weeks.