SAN DIEGO (CBS 8) - Construction crews will close part of State Route 67 in Lakeside over the weekend. Officials say you should avoid the area or face traffic delays lasting up to an hour.
Crews will be working on the "Woodside Avenue Flood Control Project," which will place a storm drain under the pavement to reduce severe flooding and enhance safety.
Caltrans officials say they'll insert a large box culvert. Recently they discovered underground boulders, which put a snag in their project.
Lanes will be closed for 55 hours starting at 10 p.m. Friday through 5 a.m. Monday morning. Southbound lanes of SR-67 from Mapleview Street to Riverford Road will be off limits.
Local business, Christian Brothers Flooring and Interiors, said they were concerned about the impact it will have on their business.
"We have our own freights and deliveries it will create delays," Christian Brothers said.
"There's no way to do this without the freeway lanes shifting and setting, putting the motorists at risk," Caltrans officials said.
Drivers will be diverted off SR-67 at Lakeside Avenue. Heading west, traffic will continue and move to Riverside Drive and then southbound to Riverford Road and back onto SR-67.
CALTRANS hotline: 619-559-8227 for questions on the project, detour routes or concerns.
Drivers are gearing up for long delays this weekend as Caltrans shuts down the southbound lanes of State Route 67 between Riverford Road and Mapleview Street from 10pm Friday to 5am Monday.