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Construction Alerts

Mesa Housing Pedestrian and Bike Bridge through December 2019

  • New Construction: East Campus – Mesa Housing Pedestrian and Bike Bridge
  • Project Start: October 2018
  • Estimated Completion: Winter 2020
  • Location: The new bridge is located on East Campus and spans the Central Canyon between Medical Center Drive South and Miramar Street.
  • Brief description: This bridge will provide a direct route for pedestrians and bicyclists, improving mobility between Mesa Housing, Nueva West and East Housing, East Campus Medical Center and Main Campus. See details

Impacts to Streets, Parking Lots and Structures

Medical Center Drive and Miramar Street will remain open to vehicle and pedestrian traffic.

Temporary Closures/Access: Entrances to construction sites on Medical Center Drive and Miramar Street will remain closed to vehicle and pedestrian traffic throughout construction.

Intermittent Delays During Construction:

  • Occasional construction vehicle traffic on Medical Center Drive South and Miramar Street near construction site entrances.
  • Flaggers will be present to redirect traffic, as needed.

North Torrey Pines Living and Learning Neighborhood through August 2020

  • New Construction: North Torrey Pines Living and Learning Neighborhood (NTPLLN)
  • Project Start: June 2018
  • Estimated Completion: Fall 2020
  • Location: The NTPLLN construction site is located adjacent to North Torrey Pines Road between Muir College Drive and Muir Lane, between Muir and Marshall Colleges, and occupies the former parking lots P207 and P208.
  • Brief description: NTPLLN includes six new buildings with student housing, academic space, classrooms, lecture halls, retail, dining, underground parking and open space. See details

Impacts to Streets, Parking Lots and Structures

Permanent Closures: Parking lots P207 and P208 closed permanently.

Temporary Closures/Access:

  • Muir College Drive will be closed to vehicle and pedestrian traffic during construction.
  • Shuttle Bus Only Access will resume on Muir Drive winter 2020.

Sixth College – Design and Innovation Building through March 2021

  • New Construction: Sixth College – Design and Innovation Building (DIB)
  • Project Start: July 2019
  • Estimated Completion: April 2021
  • Location: Directly south of Structural and Materials Engineering Building and north of the future Light Rail Transit Station Plaza
  • Brief description: With approximately 74,000 gross square feet, the DIB will include space for multidisciplinary instruction, research, innovation and entrepreneurism, offices and retail.See details 

Impacts to Streets, Parking Lots and Structures

Permanent Closures: Artists Lane and a portion of Lyman Lane between Russell Lane and Artist Lane

Temporary Closures/Access:

  • Structural + Materials Engineering Building access at east and south entrance
  • UC San Diego service carts, except ADA transport vehicles, must use alternate routes than pedestrian, bicycle and micro-mobility traffic.

Intermittent Delays during Construction:

  • Russell Road construction vehicle
  • Flaggers present, as needed, at Rupertus Lane intersection

Mid-Coast Light Rail Transit Project through Fall 2021

  • New Construction: Mid-Coast Light Rail Transit Project (LRT)
  • Contractor: Mid-Coast Transit Constructors (MCTC)
  • Project Start: October 2016
  • Estimated Completion: Fall 2021
  • Location: The LRT extends northward from Old Town along existing railway lines. It crosses to the west side of I-5 just south of Nobel Drive with the first stop at the Veteran’s Hospital (VA Station) and continues north to the UCSD to the west campus stop (Pepper Canyon Station).  The Trolley crosses the over the I-5 to the east campus stop (Voigt Station) with the final stop at the Westfield UTC transit center
  • Brief description: The Mid-Coast LRT will expand transportation in the I-5 corridor to accommodate existing and future travel during peak-period commute trips. The LRT 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 served by existing trolley routes.

Impacts to Streets, Parking Lots and Structures

Temporary Closures During Construction:

  • MCTC staging area will occupy portions of Warren Field, Pepper Canyon, Lyman Lane, Gilman Drive, Voigt Drive, Campus Point Drive and parking lots P701, P702 and P705.
  • Campus-wide alerts will be distributed to faculty, staff, and students when overnight closures to streets or building access is needed. Electronic signs will be posted in impacted areas, providing advanced notice to frequent travelers.

Intermittent Delays During Construction:

  • Electronic signs will be posted frequently with construction updates near impacted areas.
  • Flaggers will be present whenever construction vehicles affect traffic.