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Large section of SR-163 in Mission Valley to close for construction project

A huge section of SR-168 in Mission Valley will close next week.
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A large section of freeway in Mission Valley on State Route 163, between Genesee Avenue and Interstate 8 will close next week in order to do work on a Friars Road bridge project 

According to ABC 10 News beginning on Monday, September 17 at 11 pm, southbound lanes will be closed until 5 am. This schedule will also be in place for September 18.

Caltrans says all northbound lanes will close on Wednesday, Sept. 19 and Thursday, Sept. 20 from 11:30 pm to 5 am. 

Caltrans officials said some lanes could begin to close as early as 7 pm.

Eastbound and westbound I-8 ramps to northbound SR-163 will be closed, as will the eastbound Friars Road on-ramp to northbound SR-163 

The Genesee Avenue on-ramp to northbound SR-163 will remain open during the construction. 

This is a $40 million project that will widen SR-163 and repair off-ramps, this will hopefully ease some traffic concerns and improve safety for bikers and pedestrians. 

 General construction work in the area is expected to continue through at least spring 2019.