Trolley Construction Closure to Set Mega-Ton Girders Across Intersection on Wednesday, February 6th.
The southeast corner of Genesee Avenue and La Jolla Village Drive, on the sidewalk near the Westfield mall sidewalk Jim Linthicum, SANDAG, Director of Mobility Management
Starting Friday night, February 8, crews will close the east-west access of La Jolla Village Drive at Genesee Avenue in University City to set 60-foot-long concrete girders – each weighing up to 200,000 pounds.
Girders are large beams that will form the elevated guideway on which the Mid-Coast Trolley will run.
La Jolla Village Drive is expected to reopen in the early morning on Friday, February 15.
Detours will be in place to lead motorists around the impacted intersection. Signs warning of the partial closure were installed throughout the area three weeks ago and along Interstates 5 and 805 last week in order to help motorists plan.
More than 44,000 motorists pass through this intersection during the weekdays, according to the City of San Diego.
*These closures are subject to change
The Mid-Coast Trolley Project will extend Blue Line Trolley service from Old Town north to the University City community, serving major activity centers such as Mission Bay Park, the VA Medical Center, UC San Diego, and Westfield UTC. Nine new stations will be constructed. Major construction work began in 2016, with service anticipated to begin in 2021.
To learn more, visit KeepSanDiegoMoving.com/MidCoast.
About SANDAG… The San Diego Association of Governments (SANDAG) is the San Diego region’s primary public planning, transportation, and research agency, providing the public forum for regional policy decisions about growth, transportation planning and construction, environmental management, housing, open space, energy, public safety, and binational topics. SANDAG is governed by a Board of Directors composed of mayors, council members, and supervisors from each of the region’s 18 cities and the county government.