If the weather is as balmy as the National Weather Service predicts this weekend, Mission and Pacific Beach residents are advised not to leave home without proof that they live there.
Expecting huge Memorial Day weekend crowds, San Diego police plan to divert traffic from West Mission Bay Drive beginning about 10 a.m. Saturday. When South Mission Beach parking lots are full, police also plan to close Mission Boulevard south of the roller coaster.
"This is being done to provide easy access to emergency vehicles to those areas," police spokesman Bill Robinson said. Only residents will be allowed to pass the barricades.
Police advise motorists going to the beach this weekend to use Grand Avenue and Ingraham Street to reach the shore from the south or the east. Free shuttle buses will leave every 20 minutes from Grand Avenue and Culver Street and will stop at any bus stop along the route, which runs down Grand to Ingraham Street, north to Garnet Avenue, west to Mission Boulevard, then south to Mission Beach, where it turns around and retraces the route.