Beginning today, drivers will no longer be able to get into Balboa Park using the Cabrillo Bridge due to a rehabilitation and retrofit project. NBC 7's Jason Austell reports
Beginning today drivers will no longer be able to get into Balboa Park using the Cabrillo Bridge due to a rehabilitation and retrofit project.
According to officials, the purpose of the $38 million project is to bring the Cabrillo Bridge up to earthquake standards. There are also plans to repave the road.
Vehicle traffic will be rerouted around the bridge through April and drivers are encouraged to follow the signs that have been posted.
Caltrans is planning to keep a narrow walkway open for pedestrians and bicyclists.
Though the closure may make the trip to Balboa Park harder for some, others who spoke with NBC San Diego were happy about the project.
"Selfishly, I like the fact that the bridge will be closed for awhile because it stops some of the traffic," said resident Kimmeth Jackson.
The entire project is expected to be done before the Balboa Park 2015 Centennial celebration.
For more information on the Cabrillo Bridge retrofit and rehabilitation project, visit this website.