Stretch of I-5 south to close overnight for construction

SAN DIEGO — Southbound Interstate 5 will be closed from the Interstate 805 merge to La Jolla Village Drive Thursday evening into Friday morning, transportation officials say.

The closure will begin at 9:30 p.m. and end at 5 a.m. the following morning. Traffic will be diverted from I-5 onto I-805 as crews work on the temporary support structures on the Gilman Drive bridge project.

Motorists should expect delays, the San Diego Association of Governments said. The agency urged drivers to seek alternate routes to avoid congestion.

SANDAG is constructing the Gilman Drive bridge over I-5.