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Traffic troubles continue at Westview High School

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SAN DIEGO (NEWS 8) – An ongoing construction project outside of Westview High School has been causing a traffic nightmare, but crews are making progress.

On Thursday, crews told News 8 the work in front of the school was completed, but there will still be some closures on the westbound side for a few weeks. The eastbound side is expected to be completed Friday.

The project to widen Camino Del Sur was initially supposed to be finished in 2016. One year and nine months later, the road widening project in Torrey Highlands remains ongoing with West View High School stuck in the middle.

For some residents, students and parents, it feels like their daily commute is being held back.

In August of 2016, Westview High School parent Jamie Shetzer captured cellphone video that is strikingly familiar, if not a tad tamer, to traffic captured Wednesday morning by another News 8 viewer.

Shetzer said there has been many completion date estimates given – including a sign that advertised September 31st, 2016. That date has come and gone.

Shetzer said he feels the situation is only getting more dangerous.

“I've seen people letting their kids out in mid-traffic as they jump out to get their kids to school so they don't miss the bell,” he said.

According to the City of San Diego, the project is being done by a private developer.

City Councilman Mark Kersey tweeted out that San Diego City staff instructed the developer’s contractor to keep two lanes open during school drop-off and rush hour times.

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