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Construction Alerts

Mesa Housing Pedestrian and Bike Bridge through January 1, 2020

  • 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 Construction Delays

  • 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.

Muir and Revelle College – Ridge Walk Improvements Phase 1 through January 2020

  • New Construction: Muir and Revelle College – Ridge Walk Improvements Phase 1
  • Project Start: July 2019
  • Estimated Completion: January 2020
  • Location: Phase 1 improvements will include portions of Ridge Walk, located between Muir College and Revelle College, and south of the North Torrey Pines Living and Learning Neighborhood project, from the north end of Revelle Plaza to the Main Gym.
  • Brief Description: Ridge Walk is one of UC San Diego’s primary non-vehicular circulation features. Improvements will create an enhanced pedestrian, bicycle and micromobility experience with an emphasis on Ridge Walk identity. The design will attempt to balance the historic district character of both Muir College and Revelle College while creating a new look for the campus neighborhood.

Intermittent Construction Delays

There will be intermittent construction activity at the intersection of Mandeville Lane and Lyman Avenue, primarily consisting of construction vehicles entering and exiting the work area just south of the Career Services Center.

Temporary Construction Closures

There will be demolition of the existing “Ridge Walk” pedestrian sidewalk and reconstruction of the hardscape improvements. Signs and detours will identify alternate pathways for pedestrians and multi-modal transportation.

Voigt Drive Utility Roadwork through May 2020

  • New Construction: Voigt Drive Utility Roadwork
  • Project Start: August 2019
  • Estimated Completion: May 2020
  • Location: Construction will occur on Voigt Drive, Engineer Lane and the intersections of Voigt Drive and Hopkins Drive and Voigt Drive and Engineer Lane.
  • Brief Description: The project consists of upgrades to underground pipes and vault installations located on involved roads. The project will provide critical chilled water, reclaimed water and data/telecom conduits for campus infrastructure as well as utility services to the new Franklin Antonio Hall project in the Warren College Neighborhood.

Impacts to Streets, Parking Lots and Structures

Voigt Drive, Engineer Lane and Hopkins Drive will remain open throughout construction.

Temporary Construction Closures

  • Engineer Lane will be reduced to one lane during construction. All traffic should proceed with caution and allow additional travel time in the construction area.
  • No parallel street parking on the north side of Voigt Drive between Hopkins Lane and Engineer Lane will be allowed during construction.

Intermittent Construction Delays

  • Vehicular, pedestrian and bicycle traffic should expect occasional delays to the east or west bound lanes on Voigt Drive due to construction traffic. Signs and flaggers will divert traffic and direct pedestrians crossing streets during construction.
  • There could be intermittent impacts to access to parking lots P309 off Hopkins Drive, lot P503 off Engineer Lane andlLot P502 across the street from Atkinson Hall.

Voigt Drive Improvements and Campus Point Drive Realignment Project  Phase 1 through November 2020

  • New Construction: Voigt Drive Improvements and Campus Point Drive Realignment Project - Phase 1
  • Contractor: MCTC
  • Project Start: November 2019
  • Estimated Completion: November 2020
  • Location: East Campus on Voigt Drive and Campus Point Drive
  • Brief Description: The improvements will expand transportation capacity in the corridor to accommodate existing and future travel demand, particularly for peak-period commuting. Once completed, the improved roadways will reduce congestion, provide increased vehicle queuing from Genesee Avenue along Campus Point Drive, improve public transit services, and support an increase population on the UC San Diego campus.

Impacts to Streets, Parking Lots and Structures

  • Restriping and narrowing of Voigt Drive to 10 feet and speed reduction to 25 MPH
  • Removal of dedicated bike lanes in certain areas
  • Installation of a three-way stop and crosswalk on Voigt Drive at the P701 entrance
  • Closure of south sidewalk on Voigt Drive and pedestrian redirect to new north sidewalk
  • Closure of west sidewalk on Campus Point Drive and pedestrian redirect to existing east sidewalk
  • Removal of eastbound MTS Rapid 202 bus stop on Voigt Drive

Temporary Construction Closures

Temporary closures will occur and advanced notice and alternate routes will be provided.

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 Construction Delays

  • 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 Construction Delays

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

Franklin Antonio Hall Through February 2022

  • New Construction: Franklin Antonio Hall
  • Project Start: December 2019
  • Estimated Completion: February 2022
  • Location: Warren College Neighborhood in the existing P502 parking lot on Voigt Drive
  • Brief Description: This new approximately 187,000 gross square feet building will house multiple interdisciplinary research collaborators, an Executive Outreach Center, a 275-seat auditorium, two 100-seat general-purpose classrooms, a student activity center and a small café. See details

Impacts to Streets, Parking Lots and Structures

Parking lot P502 will close permanently. Voigt Drive and Equality Lane will remain open throughout construction.

Intermittent Construction Delays

Vehicular traffic can expect intermittent delays due to construction traffic entering and exiting the job site and ongoing road improvements.

All pedestrian and bicycle traffic will be diverted to the south side of Voigt Drive where sidewalks and bicycle lanes will remain open. Signs will identify detours and alternate routes and flaggers will be present during construction hours to direct traffic. Please proceed with caution when traveling in this area and allow additional travel time.

See Parking Alternatives for more information and transportation options during construction.