Busy Mission Valley freeway connector to close for road work

SAN DIEGO — The connector ramp from northbound state Route 163 to eastbound Interstate 8 in Mission Valley will be closed overnight for road work.

Crews are scheduled to apply a high-friction surface treatment, add reflective signs, improve drainage outlets and make other upgrades between 11 p.m. today and 9 a.m. Saturday, according to Caltrans.

While the ramp is closed, motorists will be detoured from northbound SR- 163 onto the westbound Friars Road loop offramp, then will take southbound SR- 163 to eastbound I-8, according to the state transit agency.