Mid coast trolley project spurs north and southbound I-5 closures
by DAVE SCHWAB
Published - 09/22/17 - 11:21 AM | 0 0 comments | 19 19 recommendations | email to a friend | print
A rendering of a proposed Mid-Coast Trolley stop at UC San Diego.
A rendering of a proposed Mid-Coast Trolley stop at UC San Diego.
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Now through mid-October, all of the northbound/southbound lanes of Interstate 5, from the I-805 merge to La Jolla Village Drive, will be temporarily closed overnight to prepare for placement of falsework, temporary structures used to support the Gilman Drive bridge, until final construction is completed.

Motorists should anticipate delays and take alternate routes to avoid potential congestion.

This is the first of a series of overnight closures needed in order to complete bridge infrastructure. Southbound motorists will be detoured via Interstate 805. Northbound motorists will be detoured via Interstate 8, State Route 52 and the La Jolla Village Drive ramps. Traffiic controls and detour signs will be placed to alert motorists in advance.

Closures are scheduled

on Southbound I-5:

Sunday, Sept. 24 – Thursday, Sept. 28, 9:30 p.m. – 5 a.m. each night

Northbound I-5:

Sunday, Oct. 1 – Thursday, Oct. 5, 10:30 p.m. – 5 a.m. each night

Sunday, Oct. 8 – Thursday, Oct. 12, 10:30 p.m. – 5 a.m. each night

A project of the San Diego Association of Governments, the Mid-Coast Corridor Transit Project is an 11-mile extension of the MTS Trolley Blue Line service from Santa Fe Depot in Downtown San Diego north to University City. The Trolley extension will serve major activity centers, such as Old Town, UC San Diego, and Westfield UTC.

Nine new Trolley stations will be built as part of the project with locations at: Tecolote Road, Clairemont Drive, Balboa Avenue, Nobel Drive, VA Medical Center, Pepper Canyon (UC San Diego west campus), Voight Drive (UC San Diego east campus), Executive Drive and the Westfield UTC transit center (the Trolley’s terminus station).

Once completed, the Trolley extension will provide an effective campus commuting alternative, reduce roadway congestion, improve public transit services, and better connect the Mid-Coast Corridor with areas of San Diego County already served by existing Trolleys. routes.

Bridge and other construction work is part of the Mid-Coast Trolley and is anticipated to result in more than 20,000 new trolley riders each day.

But before that happens, there are some important construction elements to be completed.

For additional information about the Mid-Coast Trolley project call 877-379-0110, email MidCoast@sandag.org, or visit KeepSanDiegoMoving.com/MidCoast.
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