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Comic-Con 2018: Parts of Harbor Drive will be closed to traffic

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SAN DIEGO (NEWS 8) — A change is in store for San Diego Comic-Con this year, but it could have a bigger impact on the non-fans heading to the Convention Center.

Harbor Drive will be closed to vehicle traffic, including bikes, scooter and skateboards, between First Avenue and Park Boulevard during Comic-Con, with the exception of shuttle buses and emergency vehicles. 

Cars will be screened for Convention Center parking garage access at First Avenue. A second screening location will be at Park Boulevard.


Harbor Drive will be closed to traffic on the following days and times:

  • • WEDNESDAY, JULY 18 (3pm - 9pm)
  • • THURSDAY, JULY 19 (7am - 9pm)
  • • FRIDAY, JULY 20 (7am - 9pm)
  • • SATURDAY, JULY 21 (7am - 9pm)
  • • SUNDAY, JULY 22 (7am - 7pm)

According to event organizers, the reason for the closure is is primarily a security and safety initiative designed to protect crowds and alleviate congestion issues in and around the Convention Center. Only Comic-Con 2018 badge holders will have access to the front drive, stairs and surrounding sidewalks of the San Diego Convention Center.

The front drive will only be closed to non-attendees. Badge member will have access to the Pink, Blue, Yellow or Teal Shuttles, and will be allowed to board their shuttle at the stop along Harbor Drive.

See below for more on changes for traffic and attendees this year:

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