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.
In San Diego, the "Great American Eclipse" will have maximum visibility at 10:23 a.m. Monday, August 21. Southern California residents will have about 60 percent darkness at that time.
With just a week to go, many people across the U.S. are buzzing about the "Great American Eclipse."
Hundreds of people rallying against illegal immigration and counter-protesters opposing their stance were squaring off today along the shore at Broadway and Pacific Coast Highway in Laguna Beach.
The San Diego LGBT Community Center and other social justice groups held a rally against hate in response to the Alt-Right rallies held across the country in recent days.
A whale watching boat spotted a whale four miles off the coast of Point Loma entangled in fishing line.
A man was seriously injured when he was struck by a hit-and-run motorist in the Mira Mesa community of San Diego, a police officer said Sunday.
Temperatures are expected to be about average over the next week throughout San Diego County with the warmest temperatures in that period expected over the weekend.
San Diego Gas & Electric officials said they expect to lose about 500 megawatts of solar energy production during tomorrow's solar eclipse, but they expect to have enough power on hand to meet demand.