Caltrans to Reconfigure Bridge Lanes for Weekend Traffic

Caltrans has confirmed to the City of Coronado that they will begin a three month trial period, effective July 1, to reconfigure the lanes on the San Diego-Coronado Bridge to better accommodate traffic during the weekends.

San Diego-Coronado BridgeCurrently, Caltrans leaves three inbound and two outbound lanes all day Saturday and Sunday. During this trial period, the median barrier will be shifted to help the flow of traffic. There will be three inbound to Coronado lanes in the mornings, and the barrier will be moved at 1pm so that there are three outbound lanes in the afternoons. The barrier will be moved again at 7pm to prepare for the next day.

According to Coronado Mayor Richard Bailey, “We have been committed to easing traffic congestion wherever possible. After several meetings with Caltrans and formal action by our City Council, we were successful in convincing them to give this a try. This is a big step forward and I am optimistic Caltrans will make this change a permanent part of their schedule going forward. This is a big win for the Coronado community.”

Caltrans stated that “a final decision on barrier operations for weekend travel will be made following an evaluation of traffic performance during this trial period.”

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Originally from upstate New York, Dani Schwartz has lived in Coronado since 1996. She and her husband Harry are thrilled to call Coronado home and raise their two children here. In her free time enjoys reading, hitting the gym and walking her dog around the “island”. Have news to share? Send tips, story ideas or letters to the editor to: manager@coronadotimes.com