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Transforming University Avenue in North Park

SAN DIEGO, California -- University Avenue through North is about to change dramatically now that the City Council has given the green light to transform the busy east-west thoroughfare into a street that will be friendlier to cars, buses, bicyclists and pedestrians.

The construction work — expected to begin in late 2016 or early 2017 — will stretch from Florida Street on the west end to Boundary Street on the east side, just before the Interstate 805 overpass.

The City Council on July 27 approved $5.8 million for the University Avenue Mobility Plan, which has been discussed since 2002 and gone through a slew of public meetings.

“By improving traffic flow for vehicles, buses and bikes, and by adding sidewalk and crosswalk upgrades for pedestrians, the project will result in better transportation options throughout the core of North Park,” Councilmember Todd Gloria told San Diego Uptown News.

Continue reading on SDGLN media partner San Diego Uptown News.