SAN DIEGO (CNS) - Pile driving will get under way at Lindbergh Field Monday as part of the construction of a receiving and distribution center, which likely will produce higher noise levels than usual around the facility.
Construction crews will conduct pile driving during daytime hours over five consecutive working days, according to the Airport Authority. Crews worked to minimize any disruption by pre-drilling for the piles.
The construction work is part of project that will add a new building, a central delivery location for food, beverages and other goods to serve the airport and travelers. Once completed, the receiving and distribution center is expected to reduce traffic on the surrounding roadways by directing truck deliveries to one location, officials said.
Airport vehicles would then be used to deliver materials to terminals via on-airport roadways, which is expected to remove between 50 and 75 truck trips per day from Harbor Drive, officials said.
The 21,000 square-foot facility is expected to open in November.
Six rural school districts as well as two schools in San Diego County's eastern region were closed Tuesday and around 30,000 San Diego Gas & Electric customers were without power because of powerful Santa Ana winds and elevated risk of wildfires.
U.S. Customs and Border Protection officials will shut down several lanes of traffic beginning Tuesday morning at the San Ysidro and Otay Mesa ports of entry to install equipment in preparation for the arrival of the migrant caravan, the agency said.
Santa Ana winds continued Tuesday to plague firefighters battling the deadly Woolsey Fire in Los Angeles and Ventura counties as officials re-emphasized to evacuated residents that they must stay away until the area has been declared safe.
Police on Tuesday were searching for a man suspected of robbing a smoothie bar at gunpoint in Mira Mesa.
Santa Ana winds continue Tuesday, weakening Wednesday through Thursday. Very dry and gusty conditions will continue to bring elevated fire risk through Wednesday.
Santa Ana winds picked up again Monday and were expected to continue into Tuesday as firefighters battling the deadly Woolsey Fire in Los Angeles and Ventura counties worked to hold back the flames.
Deputies shot and killed a man Monday afternoon during a confrontation at an East County apartment complex.
Among the Paradise residents that lost their homes to the Camp Fire were several graduates of Chula Vista High School.
Democrats have won two Republican-held California state Senate seats in the Central Valley, giving the party veto-proof supermajorities in both chambers of the Legislature.