Video Report By Steve Price, Reporter - bio | email
CHULA VISTA (CBS 8) - L.A.'s "Carmageddon" is coming to San Diego, but this time the South Bay version is being called "DARmageddon."
Interstate 805 will be closed in both directions from 3 p.m. August 18 to 5 a.m. August 19 between the 905 and state Route 54.
The shutdown will allow crews to demolish East Palomar Street Bridge to make way for a new "direct-access ramp" designed to allow drivers to easily merge into express lanes under construction along the route.
Also, the so-called DAR connector eventually will provide convenient access to a planned transit station in the area, according to the state transportation agency.
During the closure -- dubbed "DARmageddon," a variation on "Carmageddon," the jokey nickname for two large-scale weekend closures of the San Diego (405) Freeway in the Los Angeles area -- motorists will be diverted to the east to State Route 125, a toll road that will be temporarily free of charge over the construction period.
Officials are encouraging the public to avoid traveling in the area during that period. Massive traffic delays are expected.
Friday, March 7 2014 5:14 PM EST2014-03-07 22:14:43 GMT
The weather story continues to be the heat coming this weekend.
The weather story continues to be the heat coming this weekend. Friday, the county experienced some clearing from the marine layer in the afternoon, with highs in the low to mid 70s inland and upper 60s were felt at the coast.
Friday, March 7 2014 1:24 PM EST2014-03-07 18:24:46 GMT
The grandmother of Hannah Anderson faced the cameras at a journalism forum allowing high-profile San Diegans to air their thoughts on media coverage.
The grandmother of Hannah Anderson, the Lakeside teen who made international headlines in 2013 for an Amber Alert and horrific family murders, faced the cameras at a journalism forum allowing high-profile San Diegans to air their thoughts on media coverage.