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City of San Diego changes confusing bike lanes on Gold Coast Drive back to 'normal'

"I didn't think it was going to happen so fast. It's awesome," said resident Dawn Dorenberg.

SAN DIEGO COUNTY, Calif. — The city's transportation department tells CBS 8 they will return Friday to continuing working on the removal of those confusing bike lanes in Mira Mesa by spreading slurry, which is a maintenance treatment that prolongs the life of asphalt, over the stretch of Gold Coast Drive.

On Thursday, city crews changed Gold Coast Drive in Mira Mesa back to its original design. Residents tell CBS 8 the construction started about 7:00 a.m. By 10:00 a.m., the single center lane had been removed and was replaced with a double yellow stripe dividing the street into two separate lanes.

Crews painted over the white dotted bike lanes and sanded off the bike symbols on the road.

WATCH: Chopper 8 flies over controversial bike lanes on Gold Coast Drive in Mira Mesa (April 15, 2022)

"It was a quick process, hopefully it will never happen again," said resident Dawn Dorenberg.

Crews also removed the street signs meant to demonstrate how drivers were supposed to drive on the road. 

Last week, Mayor Todd Gloria announced the city would remove the single lane down the center of the road for traffic going both directions, and replace it with a double yellow line. 

"There was no community outreach, there was no transparency, and for that we missed the mark, it's a mistake, that's why we're undoing it," said Mayor Gloria.

The mayor went door to door talking to neighbors and passing out fliers, informing them the road would return to normal.

On Monday, crews said they will return to paint permanent road markings on the street. 

WATCH RELATED: City of San Diego says controversial bike lanes will be repainted after CBS 8 digs into the issue (Apr 8, 2022)


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