Construction Notices

Mid-Coast Trolley construction began in fall 2016. To find out more about the construction process, check out our Construction Info brochure in English and en Español.  

Current Activities

Construction of Trolley Parking Structure at La Jolla Village Square: UPDATE: Beginning Monday, August 3 and continuing for approximately two weeks, crews will be performing utility work for the future Nobel Drive Trolley Station parking structure in the La Jolla Village Square parking area. Work hours are Sunday through Thursday, 9 p.m. to 5 a.m. each night. Access to businesses, the shop entrance, and underground parking will be maintained at all times. UPDATE: Beginning Saturday, April 25, crews will be placing concrete for construction of the future Nobel Drive Trolley Station parking structure in the La Jolla Village Square parking area. Concrete pours will continue intermittently through November 2020. Construction noise from back up alarms and concrete trucks may be present. The concrete pours will typically begin at 12:05 a.m., but work hours may vary. Access to businesses and shops will be maintained at all times. Construction of the parking structure began in January 2020 and is anticipated to continue through fall 2020. Typical work hours are Monday through Saturday from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Once complete, the parking structure will provide spaces for transit patrons and retail customers. 

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Lane Closures on Pacific Highway, Taylor Street, and Rosecrans Street: UPDATE: Beginning Monday, July 27, construction activities will begin at the Old Town Transit Center for transit related improvements. This is a continuation of ongoing efforts to prepare for the anticipated increase in Trolley crossings at Taylor Street upon completion of the Mid-Coast Trolley project. Work began in late February 2020 and is anticipated to continue through summer 2021. Intermittent lane closures will continue to be in place on Pacific Highway, Taylor Street, and Rosecrans Street and additional work is planned for the nearby Park & Ride. These activities will require both daytime and nighttime work. Daytime work hours will be from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Nighttime work hours will be from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m. Please use caution when traveling in the area and follow signage. 

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Full Closure of Voigt Drive: A full closure of Voigt Drive is in effect between parking lot P701 and Campus Point Drive. The closure is required for the Voigt Drive Improvements Project, which will realign Voigt Drive and Campus Point Drive permanently to provide direct access to the future Voigt Drive Trolley Station and to improve traffic flow in the area. The closure began Monday, April 20 and is anticipated to continue through fall 2021. Typical work hours will be Monday through Friday from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m., though occasional nighttime and weekend work may be required. Traffic controls will be in place including temporary traffic signals, temporary wayfinding and detour signage, and roadway and sidewalk reconfigurations. UPDATE: Beginning July 6, 2020, access to and from Scripps Health facilities via Voigt Drive will be closed. Both inbound and outbound access will be closed for approximately one month while crews rebuild the driveway and adjacent roadway. Once complete, crews will restore inbound access to Scripps Health facilities from Voigt Drive. Note that access via Voigt Drive will be available from the west only. Outbound access will continue to be closed and vehicles will be redirected to Genesee Avenue. 

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Full Closure of Northbound Campus Point Drive: Beginning June 1, a full closure of northbound Campus Point Drive will go into effect between Medical Center Drive and Genesee Avenue for crews to continue efforts to realign the roadway for the Voigt Drive Improvements Project. Southbound access on Campus Point Drive will remain open and access to the UC San Diego Medical Center will be maintained, though there may be traffic delays. Typical work hours will be Monday through Friday from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. but may vary depending on the type of construction activity required. The closure is expected to be in place through fall 2021.

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Nighttime Construction along Genesee Avenue: Beginning in late May and continuing for approximately two months, crews will be performing exterior finish work on the Trolley bridge above Genesee Avenue, between Regents Road and Nobel Drive. The construction activities require nighttime closures of Genesee Avenue. Typical work hours will be Sundays through Thursdays, from 8 p.m. to 5 a.m. Please expect noise as this work is completed. The construction team is aware of residents in the area and will minimize impacts as much as possible. Please follow signage and use caution when traveling in the area.

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Daytime Construction for Future Tecolote Road Trolley Station: Beginning Monday, April 20 and continuing for the next several weeks, daytime construction activities are scheduled near Tecolote Road and W. Morena Boulevard to improve access to the future Tecolote Road Trolley Station. Crews will be removing vegetation and preparing the embankment for construction of a pedestrian ramp that will connect Tecolote Road and W. Morena Boulevard. Work hours will be Monday through Friday from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Work will require the use of vegetation clearing equipment and may generate noise. Crews will minimize impacts as much as possible.

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Santa Fe Street Parking Reductions: In April, crews will begin the permanent removal of parking on the west side of Santa Fe Street, between Karl Strauss Brewing Company (5965 Santa Fe Street) and Coventry Cars of San Diego (5097 Santa Fe Street), in preparation for construction of the Rose Creek Bikeway. Portions of Santa Fe Street will be intermittently reduced to a single lane to accommodate construction. Access to businesses will be maintained. 

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Construction of Trolley Tunnel Underpass at La Jolla Colony Drive: Starting March 3, crews began construction of the Trolley underpass at La Jolla Colony Drive. To accommodate construction, lanes on La Jolla Colony Drive will be reconfigured to provide one lane in each direction. Construction is expected to be complete by late 2019. Some full weeknight and weekend closures may be required throughout construction, during which time, there will be no access to La Jolla Colony Drive from east of the Interstate 5 on- and off-ramps to Rosenda Court.

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Morena Boulevard Lane and Sidewalk Closures between Gesner Street and Jellett Street: Starting February 19, a sidewalk closure and traffic controls will be in effect on northbound Morena Boulevard to accommodate ongoing Mid-Coast Trolley construction activities. A single lane of northbound Morena Boulevard will be closed between Gesner Street and Jellett Street, along with the sidewalk at the southeast corner of the Morena Boulevard and Ingulf Street intersection. One lane of northbound traffic will remain open on Morena Boulevard, and access to businesses will be maintained at all times. Traffic control signs will be posted for construction zone safety.

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Underground Systems Work: Through late 2020, construction crews will continue intermittent work and testing on underground communication and electrical systems for the Mid-Coast Trolley project within the railroad right-of-way between Taylor Street in Old Town and Cedar Street in Downtown San Diego. General work hours will be Sundays through Thursdays, 9 p.m. to 5 a.m., and some day and weekend work may be required. For more information on each work location, please view the fliers below: 

Morena Boulevard Construction Activities: Beginning May 2, northbound Morena Boulevard, from Balboa Avenue to Tecolote Road, will be reduced to one lane. Southbound Morena Boulevard is reduced to one lane of traffic in some areas. Work hours will be during the day, from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m., but closures will remain in place 24 hours a day.

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Genesee Avenue Traffic Shift: On January 2, 2018, crews began shifting traffic to the outer lanes of Genesee Avenue from La Jolla Village Drive to Nobel Drive. Crews also began construction on the viaduct - a bridge structure that will carry the Trolley down the middle of Genesee Avenue. This work is focused on Genesee Avenue, from Regents Road to Nobel Drive. Northbound and southbound lanes of Genesee Avenue will be restriped and shifted to the outer lanes from Regents Road to Nobel Drive while crews begin work in the median. Large drilling equipment will be set up within the median. Traffic control phasing and lane configuration may vary between day and night work hours. Traffic control signs, including necessary detours for motorists, pedestrians and bicyclists, will be posted. These types of traffic controls will be deployed at various times through early 2020.

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Rose Creek Bikeway ConstructionPreliminary construction of the Rose Creek Bikeway began in January 2018. Initial work included clearing and removing vegetation in the construction area near the creek between Santa Fe Street and I-5. Major construction began in June 2018, including construction of the trail, under-crossings, and a bridge. Project completion is anticipated in spring 2020.

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Gilman Drive Bike Lane Near Rose Canyon Bike Path: A portion of the bike lane on Gilman Drive, below the I-5 freeway overpass, will be intermittently closed for project construction access. Cyclists will still be able to access the Rose Canyon Bike Path. Please exercise extra caution when traveling near the work area. 

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Marian Bear Memorial Park: Crews have fenced off an area within the Rose Creek Channel, near the existing railroad tracks, for construction activities and staging equipment purposes. There will be no access along the Rose Creek channel between Marian Bear Memorial Park and Rose Creek open space. Users of the Marian Bear Park trail should avoid entering or passing through the construction area. Please follow direction of the posted signs.

Friars Road: In fall 2016, crews began work along Friars Road between Sea World Drive and Napa Street to build the San Diego River Bridge Double Track project in advance of construction on the Mid Coast Trolley project. Several traffic control phases involving multiple lane closures and shifts will be implemented in this area throughout the course of the project to help facilitate this work. The concrete barrier railing that has been placed on Friars Road is to support both projects and also is expected to last throughout the project duration. 

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Balboa Avenue: Crews continue to work nights to minimize impacts to local traffic. For all residents and businesses in the area, access to driveways will be maintained throughout the project. There may be some portions of roads closed or detoured at night. 

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Completed Activities

Full Closure of Friars Road: On Thursday, August 6, a full closure of eastbound and westbound Friars Road will be in place between Sea World Drive and Napa Street, from 7 p.m. to 5 a.m. This closure is necessary for crews to perform exterior finish work on the San Diego River Bridge. Please detour via Sea World Drive, Tecolote Road, Morena Boulevard, and Napa Street. 

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Closures of Eastbound Nobel Drive: UPDATE: On Wednesday, August 5 and Thursday, August 6, overnight full closures of eastbound Nobel Drive will be in place from the entrances of the Shops at La Jolla Village and La Jolla Village Square to the southbound Interstate-5 (I-5) on-ramp. Additionally, access to the southbound I-5 on-ramp from eastbound Nobel Drive will be closed. Work and closure hours will be from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m. each night. Driveway access will be maintained at all times. Please heed all traffic signs and use caution when traveling near the work area. This is a continuation of work that took place Sunday, July 19 through Thursday, July 23, for crews to perform utility work for the Trolley. 

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Closures and Traffic Shifts for Balboa Avenue Bridge Construction: On Sunday, July 19 and Monday, July 20, crews will complete the installation of an irrigation line near the Balboa Avenue Bridge. To accommodate this work, there will be full closures of the northbound I-5 off-ramp to Balboa Avenue as well as traffic shifts on eastbound and westbound Balboa Avenue/Garnet Avenue. One lane will remain open in each direction on Balboa Avenue/Garnet Avenue at all times. Morena Boulevard and Balboa Avenue ramp restrictions also may be in place. Work and closure hours will be from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m. each night. Please follow detours and use caution when traveling in the area. 

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Partial Closure of Genesee Avenue/La Jolla Village Drive Intersection: On Tuesday, June 30, from 8 p.m. to 5 a.m., there will be a partial closure of the intersection at Genesee Avenue and La Jolla Village Drive as crews pour concrete on the Trolley bridge. Additionally, there will be a full closure of the southbound lanes of Genesee Avenue and only one northbound lane will remain open to traffic, between Nobel Drive and Executive Drive. Beginning at 9 p.m., there will be full closures of westbound and eastbound La Jolla Village Drive between Genesee Avenue and Regents Garden Row/Costa Verde Boulevard. There will be no westbound or eastbound access through the Genesee Avenue and La Jolla Village Drive intersection while work is underway. Please heed all traffic signs and use caution when traveling near the work area. 

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Closures of Eastbound Nobel Drive: Beginning Monday, June 1 and continuing for approximately two to three weeks, overnight full closures of eastbound Nobel Drive will be in place from the entrances of the Shops at La Jolla Village and La Jolla Village Square to the southbound I-5 on-ramp. Additionally, access to the southbound I-5 on-ramp from eastbound Nobel Drive will be closed. During the closures, crews will be performing electrical utility work to connect the Trolley. Work and closure hours will be Sundays through Thursdays, from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m. each night. Driveway access will be maintained at all times. Please heed all traffic signs and use caution when traveling near the work area.

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Closures of La Jolla Village Drive Overpass: On Thursday, June 11, closures of the La Jolla Village Drive overpass above I-5 will be in place for crews to perform finish work on the Trolley bridge. A full closure of westbound lanes will be effect, and lane reductions will be in place on eastbound lanes. Additionally, there will be full closures of the southbound I-5 on-ramps from westbound and eastbound La Jolla Village Drive. Work and closure hours will be from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m. Please take alternate routes to avoid potential congestion.

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Daytime Closures of Genesee Avenue and Nobel Drive: Beginning Monday, June 1 and continuing through Friday, June 5, full closures will be in place on northbound Genesee Avenue from Nobel Drive to Esplanade Court, as well as on eastbound and westbound Nobel Drive from Genesee Avenue to Lombard Place. As work progresses, lanes may reopen to accommodate traffic on Genesee Avenue and Nobel Drive. Work hours will be 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day. Please expect noise as this work is completed. Please follow signage and use caution when traveling in the area.

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Full Closure of Friars Road: On Thursday, May 7, from 7 p.m. to 5 a.m., a full closure of eastbound and westbound Friars Road will be in place between Sea World Drive and Napa Street for crews to remove temporary walkway supports from the San Diego River Bridge. Please detour via Sea World Drive, Tecolote Road, Morena Boulevard, and Napa Street. 

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Full Closure of Nobel Drive: On Tuesday, May 5, an overnight full closure will be in place from the northbound I-5 off-ramp to the entrances of the Shops at La Jolla Village and La Jolla Village Square, for concrete work on the Trolley bridge above Nobel Drive. There also will be a full closure of the southbound I-5 on-ramp from Nobel Drive. The closure will be in effect from 8:30 p.m. to 5 a.m. each night. Driveway access will be maintained at all times. Please heed all traffic signs and use caution when traveling near the work area.

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Impacts to Genesee Avenue/La Jolla Village Drive Intersection: UPDATE: On Sunday, May 3 and Monday, May 4, partial overnight closures will be in effect at the intersection of Genesee Avenue and La Jolla Village Drive for crews to continue construction of the Trolley bridge. There will be a full closure in place on the southbound lanes of Genesee Avenue and only one northbound lane will remain open to traffic, between Executive Drive and Nobel Drive. Additionally, there will be no westbound or eastbound access through the intersection. Closure hours will be from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m. each night. Please heed all traffic signs and use caution when traveling near the work area. This is a continuation of work that began Sunday, April 26.

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Closures and Traffic Shifts for Balboa Avenue Bridge Construction: UPDATE: Originally scheduled to take place Sunday, April 19 through Thursday, April 23, this work has been extended and will continue on Sunday, April 26. Crews will perform exterior finish work and mount an irrigation line near the Balboa Avenue Bridge. To accommodate this work, there will be full closures of the northbound I-5 off-ramp to Balboa Avenue as well as traffic shifts on eastbound and westbound Balboa Avenue/Garnet Avenue. One lane will remain open in each direction on Balboa Avenue/Garnet Avenue at all times. Morena Boulevard and Balboa Avenue ramp restrictions also may be in place. Work and closure hours will be from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m. each night. Please follow detours and use caution when traveling in the area.  

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Full Closures of Genesee Avenue: UPDATE: Rescheduled to begin Monday, April 13 through Thursday, April 16, and continuing Sunday, April 19 through Thursday, April 23, nighttime full closures of Genesee Avenue will be in effect as crews remove falsework from the Trolley bridge. There will be a full closure of southbound Genesee Avenue between La Jolla Village Drive and Nobel Drive from 8 p.m. to 5 a.m. each night. Additionally, a full closure of northbound Genesee Avenue between Nobel Drive and La Jolla Village Drive will be in place from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m. each night. Please heed all traffic signs and use caution when traveling near the work area.

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Closures of La Jolla Village Drive Overpass: UPDATE: Beginning Tuesday, April 14 through Thursday, April 16, and continuing Sunday, April 19, closures of the La Jolla Village Drive overpass will be in place for crews to perform finish work on the Trolley bridge. Closures will be in effect on the eastbound and westbound lanes of the La Jolla Village Drive overpass above I-5 as well as the northbound and southbound loop on-ramps to I-5 from La Jolla Village Drive. Work and closure hours will be from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m. each night. Please take alternate routes to avoid potential congestion.

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Closures of Nobel Drive: Beginning Monday, April 13 and continuing through Tuesday, April 14, overnight full closures will be in place on Nobel Drive for crews to perform exterior finish work on the Trolley bridge. The closures will be in effect from the northbound I-5 off-ramp to the entrances of the Shops at La Jolla Village and La Jolla Village Square, including the southbound I-5 on-ramp from Nobel Drive. Closure hours will be from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m. each night. Driveway access will be maintained at all times. Please heed all traffic signs and use caution when traveling near the work area. UPDATE: This work completed ahead of schedule, allowing for the nighttime closure on Tuesday, April 14 to be cancelled. 

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Closures of Nobel Drive: Beginning Sunday, March 29, overnight full closures will be in place for crews to perform exterior finish work on the Trolley bridge above Nobel Drive, from the northbound I-5 off-ramp to the entrances of the Shops at La Jolla Village and La Jolla Village Square. There also will be a full closure of the southbound I-5 on-ramp from Nobel Drive. The closures will be in effect Sunday, March 29 and will continue on Sunday, April 5 and Monday, April 6, from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m. each night. Driveway access will be maintained at all times. Please heed all traffic signs and use caution when traveling near the work area.

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Closures and Traffic Shifts for Balboa Bridge Falsework Removal: Work to remove falsework from the Balboa Avenue Bridge will continue Monday, March 30 through Thursday, April 2. To accommodate this work, full closures of the northbound I-5 off-ramp to Balboa Avenue will be in place, as well as traffic shifts on eastbound and westbound Balboa Avenue/Garnet Avenue. One lane will remain open in each direction on Balboa Avenue/Garnet Avenue at all times. Morena Boulevard and Balboa Avenue ramp restrictions may be in place during the traffic shifts. Work and closure hours will be from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m. each night. Please follow detour routes and use caution when traveling in the area. This is a continuation of work that began on Wednesday, March 11 and was previously postponed due to inclement weather. UPDATE: This work progressed ahead of schedule and was completed on Tuesday, March 31. 

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Overnight Closures of I-5: This March, a series of temporary overnight full closures will be in effect on both northbound and southbound I-5 as crews remove falsework from the Trolley overcrossing south of Nobel Drive. Beginning Monday, March 2 through Thursday, March 5, overnight full closures will be in place on northbound I-5 lanes from State Route 52 to Genesee Avenue. Continuing Sunday, March 8 through Thursday, March 12, overnight full closures will be in place on southbound I-5 lanes from the I-5/I-805 Interchange to Gilman Drive/La Jolla Colony Drive. Work and closure hours will be from 9:30 p.m. to 5 a.m. each night. Additional lane reductions may be needed and advanced notice will be provided. Please follow detours and take alternate routes to avoid potential congestion. UPDATE: Falsework removal at the Trolley overcrossing south of Nobel Drive progressed ahead of schedule and the full closures of southbound I-5 were completed on Monday, March 9.

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Full Closure of Ocean Beach Bike Path: Beginning Monday, February 3 at 6 a.m., a temporary full closure of the Ocean Beach Bike path will go into effect between Pacific Highway and Morena Boulevard. The closure will be in place for approximately four weeks while crews replace the bike path and install a handrail. The bike path is anticipated to reopen by 6 p.m. on Friday, February 28. This work was originally scheduled to begin on Tuesday, January 21 but was postponed due to unforeseen circumstances. UPDATE: the reopening of the Ocean Beach Bike Path has been been postponed. The bike path is now scheduled to reopen by 8 a.m. on Monday, March 2. 

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Train Control System Upgrade: Beginning the evening of Friday, February 21, full weekend lane reductions will be in place across the railway tracks at Taylor Street as crews upgrade the train control system from the Santa Fe Depot to the Old Town Transit Center. Work and lane reductions will be in effect from 9 a.m. on Friday, February 21 through 5 a.m. on Monday, February 24. Flaggers will be present and traffic controls will be in place. 

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Tecolote Road TPSS Installation: On Tuesday, February 18, a traction power substation (TPSS), which will provide power for the Trolley, will be installed at Tecolote Road, near the railroad right-of-way. Installation work will begin at 10 p.m. on Tuesday and will continue to 9 a.m. on Wednesday. Flaggers will be present on W. Morena Boulevard during this time. This work may generate noise and crews will minimize impacts as much as possible. 

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Full Closures of W. Morena Boulevard: Beginning Sunday, February 9 and continuing through Thursday, February 13, full nighttime closures of northbound and southbound W. Morena Boulevard will be in place from the northern junction of W. Morena Boulevard/Morena Boulevard to Vega Street. The closures are necessary to accommodate underground electrical activities. Work and closure hours will be from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m. each night. Please follow the posted detour signs and traffic controls when traveling in the work area.

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Closure of Friars Road: On Tuesday, February 4, a full closure of eastbound and westbound Friars Road will be in place between Sea World Drive and Napa Street, from 7 p.m. to 5 a.m. This closure is necessary to accommodate a concrete pour for the San Diego River Bridge. Please take alternate routes to avoid potential congestion. 

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Full Closures of Genesee Avenue: Beginning Sunday, January 26 through Thursday, January 30, and continuing Sunday, February 2 through Thursday, February 6, nighttime full closures will be in effect on both northbound and southbound Genesee Avenue, as crews form the pedestrian bridges for the future Executive Drive Trolley Station and remove falsework from the Trolley bridge. There will be a full closure of southbound Genesee Avenue between Executive Drive and La Jolla Village Drive from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m. each night. Additionally, a full closure of northbound Genesee Avenue between La Jolla Village Drive and Executive Drive will be in place from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m. each night. Please heed all traffic signs and use caution when traveling near the work area.

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Overnight Closures of La Jolla Village Drive Overpass: On Tuesday, January 21 and Wednesday, January 22, overnight closures will be in place on the eastbound and westbound lanes of the La Jolla Village Drive overpass above I-5, as crews perform finish work for the Trolley bridge. Activities will include concrete placement, patchwork, and whip blasting. Both northbound and southbound loop on-ramps to I-5 from La Jolla Village Drive will also be closed. Work and closure hours will be from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m. each night. Please take alternate routes to avoid potential congestion.

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Closure of La Jolla Village Drive Overpass: On Thursday, January 16, an overnight closure will be in place on the eastbound and westbound lanes of the La Jolla Village Drive overpass above I-5, as crews place concrete for the Trolley bridge. Both northbound and southbound loop on-ramps to I-5 from La Jolla Village Drive will also be closed. Work and closure hours will be from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m. Please take alternate routes to avoid potential congestion.

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Impacts to La Jolla Village Drive/Genesee Avenue Intersection: On Monday, January 20, traffic controls and lane closures will be in place on Genesee Avenue as crews pour concrete for the emergency walkway on the Trolley bridge above the La Jolla Village Drive and Genesee Avenue intersection. There will be a full closure in place on the southbound lanes of Genesee Avenue and only one northbound lane will remain open to traffic, between Executive Drive and Esplanade Court. There will be no westbound or eastbound access through the La Jolla Village Drive and Genesee Avenue intersection. Closure hours will be 9:30 p.m. to 5 a.m. Please heed all traffic signs and use caution when traveling near the work area.

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Impacts to La Jolla Village Drive/Genesee Avenue Intersection: On Thursday, December 19, traffic controls and lane closures will be in place on Genesee Avenue as crews remove falsework from the Trolley bridge above the La Jolla Village Drive and Genesee Avenue intersection. There will be a full closure in place on the southbound lanes of Genesee Avenue and only one northbound lane will remain open to traffic, between Executive Drive and Esplanade Court. There will be no westbound or eastbound access through the La Jolla Village Drive and Genesee Avenue intersection. Closure hours will be 10 p.m. to 5 a.m. Please heed all traffic signs and use caution when traveling near the work area.

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Closures of Nobel Drive: On Wednesday December 18, a full overnight closure will be in place on Nobel Drive to accommodate a concrete pour for the Trolley bridge, from the northbound I-5 off-ramp to the entrances of the Shops at La Jolla Village and La Jolla Village Square. The full closure will be in place from 10:30 p.m. to 5 a.m. During this time, there will also be a full closure of the southbound I-5 on-ramp from Nobel Drive. Driveway access will be maintained. Please heed all traffic signs and use caution when traveling near the work area.

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Rose Canyon Bike Path Closure: UPDATE: The previously postponed full closure of the Rose Canyon Bike Path has been rescheduled to begin on Monday, December 9, weather permitting. The closure is necessary for crews to pave the final section of the new bike path and to remove the temporary ramp currently installed near Gilman Drive. The full closure will begin at 6 a.m. on Monday, December 9 and will be in place for approximately five days. The bike path is anticipated to reopen by 6 p.m. on Friday, December 13. To accommodate cyclists, there will be bicycle-carrying shuttle service in place between the closure points from 5 a.m. to 8 p.m. each day. 

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Permanent Realignment of Rose Canyon Bike Path: In summer 2019, two sections of the Rose Canyon Bike Path will be relocated to the newly constructed permanent bike path. A portion of the temporary bike path that is now located on the shoulder of Interstate 5 will move to the newly constructed path by Monday, June 17. A second portion of the temporary bike path, now located along I-5 from north of Santa Fe Street to just north of SR 52, will move to the newly constructed path by Wednesday, July 3. Signs will be posted directing cyclists to the new permanent bike path. Please use caution when traveling near the work zone. 

Closures of La Jolla Village Drive: On Wednesday, December 11, overnight closures will be in place on the eastbound and westbound lanes of the La Jolla Village Drive overpass spanning I-5 as crews pour concrete for the Trolley bridge. Both northbound and southbound loop on-ramps to I-5 from La Jolla Village Drive also will be closed. Work and closure hours will be from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m. Please take alternate routes to avoid potential congestion.

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Closures of Nobel Drive: Starting December 8, full overnight closures will be in place for crews to remove falsework from the Trolley viaduct above Nobel Drive, from the northbound I-5 off-ramp to the entrances of the Shops at La Jolla Village and La Jolla Village Square. Closures will begin Sunday, December 8, and will continue through Tuesday, December 10, from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m. each night. There will also be a full closure of the southbound I-5 on-ramp from Nobel Drive, from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m. each night. Driveway access will be maintained at all times. Please heed all traffic signs and use caution when traveling near the work area.

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Closures of La Jolla Village Drive Overpass: On Thursday, December 5, overnight closures will be in place on the eastbound and westbound lanes of the La Jolla Village Drive overpass above Interstate 5, as crews pour concrete for the Trolley bridge. Both northbound and southbound loop on-ramps to I-5 from La Jolla Village Drive also will be closed. Work and closure hours will be from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m. Please take alternate routes to avoid potential congestion.

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Closures of La Jolla Village Drive Overpass: On Monday, November 25, overnight closures will be in place on the eastbound and westbound lanes of the La Jolla Village Drive overpass above I-5, as crews pour concrete for the Trolley bridge. Both northbound and southbound loop on-ramps to I-5 from La Jolla Village Drive will also be closed. Work and closure hours will be from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m. Please take alternate routes to avoid potential congestion.

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Overnight Closures of I-5On Monday, November 18, a full closure of northbound I-5 lanes will be in place from SR 52 to La Jolla Village Drive, from 11 p.m. to 5 a.m. Southbound I-5, from La Jolla Village Drive to Gilman Drive/La Jolla Colony Drive, will be reduced to two lanes of traffic from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m. These closures are necessary to accommodate crews as they pour concrete for the Trolley overcrossing south of Nobel Drive. Please take alternate routes to avoid potential congestion.
Closure of Friars RoadOn Thursday, November 14, a full closure of eastbound and westbound Friars Road will be in place from Sea World Drive to Napa Street, from 7 p.m. to 5 a.m. This closure is necessary to accommodate the removal of falsework from the San Diego River Bridge. Please take alternate routes to avoid potential congestion. 
Impacts to Nobel Drive: Starting September 3, traffic controls and lane closures will be in place as crews perform driveway improvement construction activities along Nobel Drive, between Villa La Jolla Drive and Interstate 5. Work hours are scheduled Sunday through Thursday, from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m. Daytime work may be required. Driveway access will be maintained at all times. Please heed all traffic signs and use caution when traveling near the work area.

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Closures of La Jolla Village Drive Overpass: On October 14, overnight closures will be in place on the eastbound and westbound lanes of the La Jolla Village Drive overpass above Interstate 5, as crews perform construction activities for the Trolley overcrossing. Both northbound and southbound on-ramps to I-5 from La Jolla Village Drive will also be closed. Work and closure hours will be from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m. Please take alternate routes to avoid potential congestion.

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Overnight Closure of Northbound I-5 Lanes: On Tuesday, October 8, a full overnight closure of northbound Interstate 5 lanes will be in place from SR 52 to La Jolla Village Drive. The closure will be in effect from 9:30 p.m. to 5 a.m. Please take alternate routes to avoid potential congestion.

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Morena Boulevard Construction Activities: On Saturday, October 5, crews will be pouring concrete for the ramps at the future Clairemont Drive Trolley station. Work hours will be from 5 a.m. to 9 a.m. Northbound and southbound Morena Boulevard will remain open. Flaggers will be present to direct trucks in to and out of the construction site. The use of concrete trucks may cause moderate noise levels. Please use caution when driving near the work area. 

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Olive Street TPSS Installation: Starting Monday, September 30, and continuing through Friday, October 4, crews will be pouring concrete to finalize the installation of the new traction power substation (TPSS) at Olive Street, near the railroad right-of-way. Parking restrictions, a lane closure, and a sidewalk closure will be in place on Olive Street between 7 a.m. and 3 p.m. each day. Access to businesses and residences will be maintained at all times. 

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Full Closures of Southbound I-5 Lanes: Beginning Tuesday, October 1, full closures of southbound I-5 lanes will be in place from the I-5/I-805 Interchange to La Jolla Colony Drive. On Tuesday, October 1, the closure will be in effect from 12 a.m. to 5 a.m. On Wednesday, October 2, the closure will begin at 9:30 p.m. and continue through 5 a.m. on Thursday, October 3. Please take alternate routes to avoid potential congestion. 

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Lane Closures on Morena Boulevard: The closures originally scheduled to begin on Monday, September 16, have been postponed to the following week. Now beginning Monday, September 23, and continuing through Thursday, September 26, a full closure will be in place on southbound Morena Boulevard, between Gesner Street and Ingulf Street, from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m. each night. Crews will be pouring concrete for the platform at Clairemont Station. Please expect some noise from concrete trucks. Traffic controls will be in place. Please follow detour signs and use caution when traveling in the area.

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Train Control System Upgrade: Beginning the evening of Friday, September 20, full weekend lane reductions will be in place across the railway tracks at Taylor Street as crews upgrade the train control system from the Santa Fe Depot to the Old Town Transit Center Station. Work and lane reductions will be in effect from 9 p.m. on Friday, September 20, through 5 a.m. on Monday, September 23. Flaggers will be present and traffic controls will be in place. Lane reductions will not be in place at Noell Street, as previously planned.

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Train Control System Upgrade: Beginning Friday, September 6, street closures and lane reductions will be in place on Noell Street, Taylor Street, and Washington Street as crews upgrade the train control system from the Santa Fe Depot to the Old Town Transit Center Station. Overnight full closures across the railway tracks at Noell Street are scheduled from Friday, September 6, through Sunday, September 8, from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m. each night. Full weekend lane reductions across the railway tracks at Taylor Street and Washington Street are scheduled from 9 p.m. on Friday, September 6, through 5 a.m. on Monday, September 9. Flaggers will be present and traffic controls will be in place. 

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Closure of Nobel Drive: Starting Wednesday night, September 4, Nobel Drive will be closed for crews to pour concrete on the Trolley viaduct, or bridge, above Nobel Drive. A full closure will be in place on Nobel Drive, from the Interstate 5 off-ramp to the entrances of the Shops at La Jolla Village and La Jolla Village Square. Closure hours begin Wednesday night, September 4 at 10 p.m., and will continue through Thursday morning, September 5 at 5 a.m. There will also be a closure of the southbound I-5 on-ramp from Nobel Drive beginning at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, September 4. Please use caution and follow detour routes when traveling in the area.

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Olive Street TPSS Installation: Starting Monday, August 5, crews will begin installing underground electrical conduit systems to connect and activate the traction power substation (TPSS) at Olive Street, near the railroad right-of-way. For approximately two weeks, parking restrictions will be in place on Olive Street between 7 a.m. and 5 p.m. each day, and a lane closure and sidewalk closure will be in place on Olive Street and Kettner Boulevard between 9 p.m. to 5 a.m. each night. Access to businesses and residences will be maintained at all times.

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Train Control System Upgrade: Beginning Friday, August 2, street closures and lane reductions will be in place on Noell Street, Palm Street, Washington Street, and Sassafras Street as crews upgrade the train control system from the Santa Fe Depot to the Old Town Transit Center Station. Overnight full closures across the railway tracks at Noell Street and Palm Street are scheduled from Friday, August 2, through Sunday, August 4, from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m. each night. Full weekend lane reductions across the railway tracks at Washington Street and Sassafras Street are scheduled from Friday, August 2, at 9 p.m. through Monday, August 5, at 5 a.m. Flaggers will be present and traffic controls will be in place. 

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Closures of La Jolla Village Drive OverpassBeginning Wednesday, July 24, closures will be in place on the eastbound and westbound lanes of the La Jolla Village Drive overpass above Interstate 5, for crews to remove falsework from the Trolley overcrossing. Both loop on-ramps to I-5 from La Jolla Village Drive will also be closed. Closures are scheduled from Wednesday, July 24, through Thursday, July 25, and will continue from Sunday, July 28, through Thursday, August 1. Work and closure hours will be from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m. each night. Please take alternate routes to avoid potential congestion.

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Overnight Closures of Southbound and Northbound I-5 Lanes: Beginning Wednesday, July 17, a full overnight closure of southbound I-5 lanes will be in place from the I-5/I-805 Interchange to La Jolla Colony Drive. Additionally, beginning Thursday, July 18, a full overnight closure of northbound I-5 lanes will be in place from SR 52 to La Jolla Village Drive. Closures will be in effect from 9:30 p.m. to 5 a.m. each night. Please take alternate routes to avoid potential congestion.

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Northbound I-5 Off-Ramp and Lane Closures at Balboa Avenue: A full closure of the northbound Interstate 5 off-ramp to Balboa Avenue is scheduled from midnight on Friday, July 12, to 11 a.m. on Saturday, July 13, as crews continue paving the newly widened off-ramp. During construction, one lane will be closed on eastbound Balboa Avenue/Garnet Avenue between Mission Bay Drive and Moraga Avenue. Additionally, one lane will be closed on northbound Interstate 5, between the Mission Bay Drive off-ramp and the Balboa Avenue off-ramp, from 3 a.m. to 9 a.m. on Saturday, July 13. 

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Overnight Closures of Northbound I-5 Lanes: Beginning Tuesday, June 18, overnight closures will be in place on northbound Interstate 5 as crews remove falsework at Voigt Drive and install falsework south of Nobel Drive. Closures will be in effect on northbound I-5 from SR 52 to Genesee Avenue and will be scheduled from Tuesday, June 18, through Thursday, June 20, and again from Sunday, June 23, continuing to Friday, June 28, from 9:30 p.m. to 5 a.m. each night. Please take alternate routes to avoid potential congestion. Note: the northbound closures scheduled through June 28 were completed ahead of schedule on the morning of Tuesday, June 25. No further closures are scheduled for the remainder of the week.

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Olive Street TPSS Installation: On Wednesday, June 26, a second traction power substation (TPSS), which will provide power for the Trolley, will be installed at Olive Street, near the railroad right-of-way. Work is scheduled from 2 a.m. to 4 p.m. Parking and lane closures will be in place on Olive Street and Kettner Boulevard during installation.

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Closure of Nobel Drive: Starting Tuesday night, June 11, Nobel Drive will be closed for crews to pour concrete on the Trolley viaduct, or bridge, above Nobel Drive. A full closure will be in place on Nobel Drive, from the Interstate 5 off-ramp to the entrances of the Shops at La Jolla Village and La Jolla Village Square. Closure hours begin Tuesday night, June 11, at 10 p.m. and will continue through Wednesday morning, June 12, at 5 a.m. Please use caution and follow detour routes when traveling in the area.

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Overnight Closures of Southbound I-5 Lanes: Beginning Sunday, June 9, and continuing through Friday, June 28, temporary overnight closures will be in place on southbound Interstate 5 as crews remove falsework at Voigt Drive and install falsework south of Nobel Drive. Closures will be in effect on southbound I-5 from the I-5/I-805 Interchange to La Jolla Colony Drive and will be scheduled Sundays through Thursdays, from 9:30 p.m. to 5 a.m. each night. Please take alternate routes to avoid potential congestion. Additional closures on northbound I-5 will be required and notices will be provided at a later date. 

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Closures of Friars Road: A full nighttime closure of Friars Road between Sea World Drive and Napa Street is scheduled from Sunday, June 9, to Thursday, June 13, to accommodate construction of the San Diego River Bridge. Work hours will be 7 p.m. to 5 a.m. each night. Traffic controls and detours will be in place for motorists. 

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Closure of Nobel Drive: Starting Tuesday, May 7, at 10 p.m. and continuing through Wednesday, May 8, at 5 a.m., Nobel Drive will be closed from the I-5 off-ramp to the entrances of the Shops at La Jolla Village and La Jolla Village Square. During the closure, crews will pour concrete along the Trolley viaduct. On Tuesday, prior to the full closure, the southbound I-5 on-ramp will be reduced to one lane from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. Please use caution and follow detour routes when traveling in the area.

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W. Morena Boulevard Lane Closures near Tecolote Road: On May 1 and May 2, a full, nighttime closure of northbound and southbound W. Morena Boulevard will be in effect from the northern junction of W. Morena Boulevard/Morena Boulevard to Vega Street, to accommodate utility work. Work and closure hours will be from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m. each night. Please follow the posted detour signs and traffic controls when traveling in the work area.

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Closure of Morena Boulevard: On Tuesday, April 30, a nighttime full closure of northbound Morena Boulevard will be in place between Ingulf Street and Gesner Street. This closure is necessary to accommodate the delivery of a traction power substation (TPSS), which will provide power for the Trolley. Work and closure hours will be from 9 p.m. on Tuesday, April 30, through 5 a.m. on Wednesday, May 1. Please follow the posted detour signs and traffic controls when traveling near the work area.

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Santa Fe Street Parking Reductions: In April, crews will begin the permanent removal of parking on the west side of Santa Fe Street, between Karl Strauss Brewing Company (5965 Santa Fe Street) and Coventry Cars of San Diego (5097 Santa Fe Street), in preparation for construction of the Rose Creek Bikeway. Portions of Santa Fe Street will be intermittently reduced to a single lane to accommodate construction. Access to businesses will be maintained. 

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Olive Street TPSS Installation: On Wednesday, April 17, a traction power substation (TPSS), which will provide power for the Trolley, will be installed at Olive Street, near the railroad right-of-way. Work is scheduled from 2 a.m. to 4 p.m. Parking and lane closures will be in place on Olive Street and Kettner Boulevard during installation.

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Overnight Closure of Interstate 5 Lanes: From 9:30 p.m. on Thursday, April 11, through 5 a.m. on Friday, April 12, temporary overnight closures will continue on Interstate 5 as crews pour concrete to build the bridge deck for the Trolley overpass at Voigt Drive. There will be a full closure of southbound lanes from the I-5/I-805 Interchange to La Jolla Village Drive. Two northbound lanes will be closed from La Jolla Village Drive to Genesee Avenue. Please take alternate routes to avoid potential congestion. 

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Closure of Nobel Drive: Starting early Saturday morning, March 9, Nobel Drive will be closed for crews to install falsework, the temporary structures used to support the Trolley bridge during construction. The closure will be in effect from the I-5 on-ramp to the entrances of Shops at La Jolla Village and La Jolla Village Square, and will take place from 12:01 a.m. on Saturday, March 9, through 12:01 a.m. on Sunday, March 10. Access to the shopping centers will be maintained. 

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Overnight Closure of Southbound I-5 Lanes: From 9:30 p.m. on Thursday, February 28, through 5 a.m. on Friday, March 1, temporary overnight closures will continue on southbound Interstate 5 as crews pour concrete to build the bridge for the Trolley overpass at Voigt Drive. Closure will be in effect on SB I-5 from the I-5/I-805 Interchange to La Jolla Village Drive. Please take alternate routes to avoid potential congestion. UPDATE: In addition to the southbound closure, two northbound I-5 lanes will be closed from La Jolla Village Drive to Voigt Drive, also from 9 p.m. on Thursday, February 28, to 5 a.m. on Friday, March 1.

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Northbound I-5 and Off-Ramp and Lane Closures at Balboa Avenue/Garnet Avenue and Grand Avenue/Garnet Avenue: As part of ongoing construction activities on the off-ramp, a full weekend closure of the I-5 off-ramp to Balboa Avenue/Garnet Avenue is scheduled from Friday, February 22, at 9 p.m. to Sunday, February 24, at 9 p.m. The off-ramp will be shifted to newly constructed pavement adjacent to the existing off-ramp.  A single lane closure of the northbound I-5 from Grand Avenue/Garnet Avenue to Balboa Avenue/Garnet Avenue will also be required from Friday, February 22, at 8 p.m. to Sunday, February 24, at 3 a.m. Additionally, motorists can anticipate nighttime closures of eastbound Balboa Avenue/Garnet Avenue on Friday, February 22, and Saturday, February 23, from 9 p.m. to 7 a.m. each night. During the nighttime closures, one lane of eastbound traffic will be shifted to westbound Balboa Avenue/Garnet Avenue. Daytime single lane closures of eastbound Balboa Avenue/Garnet Avenue will also be in place Saturday, February 23, and Sunday, February 24, from 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. each day. Motorists that require access to the off-ramp will be detoured northbound on Mission Bay Drive to Balboa Avenue/Garnet Avenue. Off-ramp and roadwork construction activities will be completed in phases and intermittent nighttime and weekend closures of the northbound I-5 off-ramp to Balboa Avenue/Garnet Avenue will continue through summer 2019.

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Gilman Drive Bridge: Work began in late 2016 on I-5 near Gilman Drive to prepare for construction of the Gilman Drive Bridge. Crews have installed temporary barricades near Gilman Drive that will remain for approximately two years. The new bridge will connect the west and east sides of UC San Diego and span I-5.

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Intermittent Partial Closures on Genesee Avenue: This February, intermittent partial closures continue along Genesee Avenue in support of Trolley bridge construction. Girders, or large beams, will be installed on top of columns to build the viaduct, or bridge structure, that will carry the Trolley along its route. Crews have now placed girders in five different major intersections along Genesee Avenue. Though girders will continue to be set along Genesee Avenue, all required long-term closures have been completed.  

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Balboa Avenue Railroad Bridge Demolition: Work to demolish the Balboa Avenue Railroad Bridge and construct a new railroad bridge began May 17 and will continue through early 2019. Construction of a railroad bridge spanning Balboa Avenue/Garnet Avenue is ongoing. To accommodate this work, lane and ramp closures, originally scheduled through October 2018, will be in place intermittently through early 2019. Work hours will be Sundays through Thursdays, 9 p.m. to 5 a.m. One lane each of westbound and eastbound traffic on Balboa Avenue/Garnet Avenue will remain open at all times. Motorists can expect the following intermittent traffic controls: 

  • Closures of westbound and eastbound Balboa Avenue/Garnet Avenue, from Interstate 5 to Moraga Avenue.
  • Closures of north and south Morena Boulevard on- and off-ramps.
  • Closure of the Balboa Avenue/Garnet Avenue off-ramp from northbound Interstate 5.

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Lane Reductions on La Jolla Village Drive: Beginning Sunday, September 9, continuing through mid- to late 2019, eastbound and westbound lanes of La Jolla Village Drive will be temporarily reduced to two lanes, between Costa Verde Blvd. and Executive Way. Crews will be erecting falsework to prepare for girder installation activities.

Morena Boulevard Lane Closures near Tecolote Road: A nighttime closure of northbound and southbound W. Morena Boulevard, from the W. Morena Boulevard/Morena Boulevard split to Vega Street, will be in place starting the week of September 4 through early December 2018 to accommodate utility work. The closure will be in effect Sundays through Thursdays, from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m. Please follow the posted detour signs and traffic controls when traveling near the work area. 

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Temporary Realignment of Rose Canyon Bike Path and I-5 Impacts: Starting June 13, 2018, a southern portion of the Rose Canyon Bike Path will be temporarily relocated to the west side of the train tracks, east of Interstate 5 and north of Santa Fe Street, while crews construct a new, permanent path. The interim path will connect the north end of Santa Fe Street to about 1,000 feet north of State Route 52. A temporary realignment of the northern portion of the bike path is also in place, rerouting to a protected, temporary two-lane bikeway located on the outside shoulder of the northbound I-5 off-ramp. Sections of the permanent path will be reopened as they are completed starting in summer 2019. The full, permanent path is anticipated to open in 2020.

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Gilman Drive Bridge: Work began in late 2016 on I-5 near Gilman Drive to prepare for construction of the Gilman Drive Bridge. Crews have installed temporary barricades near Gilman Drive that will remain for approximately two years. The new bridge will connect the west and east sides of UC San Diego and span I-5.

Community Presentations

2020

January 22: La Jolla Village Square Tenant Meeting

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2019

October 28: Pacific Beach Community Planning Group

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October 15: Clairemont Community Planning Group

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February 19: Clairemont Community Planning Group

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2018







La Jolla Community Planning Association

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July 11: University City Planning Group

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May 9: Clairemont Community Planning Group – Balboa Avenue Station Specific Plan Ad Hoc Sub-Committee

Presentation

May 9: University City Planning Group 

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2017

March 16: Irvine Company Construction Info Sessions

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2016

November 9: University City Community Association

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November 8: PS Rose Canyon 

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October 22: Groundbreaking Event

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September 20: Clairemont Community Planning Group

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August 18: Canyon Park Apartments Open House

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July 26: Irvine Company Construction Info Sessions

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March 29: La Jolla Colony Open House

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