Water Main Project to Impact Traffic on University Avenue

An $18.7 million water pipe replacement project will mean traffic delays along University Avenue starting next week.

The city of San Diego says 4.33 miles of water mains have reached the end of their service life under the street.

So beginning Monday, crews will close portions of University as they replace the old pipes, which run through University Avenue, North Park and Hillcrest. The construction should last through mid-July.

The city says Mondays through Fridays from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., eastbound lanes of University Avenue, between Park Boulevard and Florida Street, will have intermittent lane closures.

On Alabama Street, traffic will merge down into a single lane.

Heading westbound on the same stretch, traffic control will start on Centre Street to get cars down to one lane, with intermittent lane closures.

Before major construction starts, the city will be inspecting and potholing University Avenue to verify the location of water and sewer mains.

City officials say you should drive carefully through the construction zone and follow detour and no parking signs. Allow for extra time if your commute goes through the area.

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