The construction of a new bike lane on a major Chula Vista street begins Monday, and may cause delays for commuters in the area.
A one half-mile of bike lanes will be added to a portion of East H Street in Chula Vista to close the space of the existing bikeway system.
The widening of the bike lane will start west of Buena Vista Way and go to the Southwestern College entrance on both sides of East H Street.
Currently, there are eucalyptus trees located on the side of the road. These trees will be removed to accommodate the project, but the City of Chula Vista said they will make every effort to maintain them.
Both directions of traffic will be reduced on East H Street from three lanes to two lanes during the bike lane project.
Motorists can expect delays especially during the morning and evening commute hours and are advised to use alternate routes if possible.
Construction may last up to five months, according to the City of Chula Vista, but the lane reductions will be removed once the fall semester begins at Southwestern College on August 18.