University of California, San Diego

January 9, 1996
SUBJECT: North Campus Entrance Relocation & Temporary Closure of Scholars Drive
Construction of a major City of San Diego road project which will affect UCSD campus traffic is scheduled to start on Wednesday, January 10, 1996. The City project will result in a reconfiguration of the intersection of North Torrey Pines Road and Genesee Avenue. As a consequence of the City project, the northern UCSD entrance at Northview Drive will be relocated to the south on North Torrey Pines Road. All aspects of the intersection reconfiguration and the campus entrance relocation are being funded by the City.
The first phase of the project will include the construction of the new campus entrance. During this phase (which is expected to take approximately 90 days), Scholars Drive between the Information Kiosk and the southern entrance to Parking Lot 356 will be closed. Campus traffic will need to detour around the closure by using Salk Institute Road, North Torrey Pines Road, and Northview Drive.
The campus loop shuttle will remain in service, but will follow the above detour route in the construction area. Parking Lots 356 and 357 will remain open and accessible from the south, although some spaces at the northern ends of the lots will be temporarily removed. Detours for pedestrian and bicycle traffic will be available.
Following completion of the new campus entrance, the existing campus entrance will be closed and the City's intersection reconstruction project will begin. This phase will include the closure of the entire North Torrey Pines/Genesee intersection for several months; some detours will be available. Additional information regarding this work will be distributed before construction begins.
Your understanding and cooperation is appreciated. Please direct any questions to Bob Johnson (Facilities Design and Construction) at ext. 47729 or Milt Phegley (Campus Community Planner) at ext. 45782.
M. Boone Hellmann
Assistant Vice Chancellor