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Passengers Should Plan for Delays Around San Diego Airport September 8-11 Due to I-5 Closure Southbound

San Diego International Airport advises travelers heading to the airport the weekend of September 8-11 to anticipate traffic delays on southbound Interstate 5 (I-5).

All southbound traffic on I-5 will be rerouted to I-8 east for Caltrans road work. The closure will last from 9 pm on Friday, September 8 through 5 am on Monday, September 11.

Drivers detoured to I-8 east should take SR-163 south and follow signs to the airport.

For those coming to the airport via surface streets south of I-8, one lane of southbound I-5 will remain accessible only from on-ramps south of I-8 for limited local and airport traffic.

San Diego International Airport offers the following tips to navigate to the airport during the I-5 closure:

  • Plan ahead: Please allow more than two hours before your flight departs to allow for potential traffic congestion and delays.
  • Public transportation: Take the airport’s free all-electric shuttle to the airport from the Old Town Transit Center, or use the MTS 992 bus from the Santa Fe Transit Station.

Avoid the 5 for a Faster Drive – I-5 Closures for Repair of Bridge Deck over SR-163



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Originally from upstate New York, Dani Schwartz has lived in Coronado since 1996. She is happy to call Coronado home and to have raised her children here. In her free time she enjoys reading, exercising, trying new restaurants, and just walking her dog around the "island." Have news to share? Send tips or story ideas to: [email protected]

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