University of California, San Diego
March 11, 2005
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Another phase of construction by the City of San Diego on the widening of La Jolla Village Drive has started. This phase of construction involves the relocation of utilities, the addition of another travel lane on the north side of La Jolla Village Drive between Interstate 5 and Gilman Drive, the relocation of the existing sidewalk, and the construction of retaining walls. Construction on this phase will take several months. The entire project will be completed in late 2005. The project will result in improved traffic circulation and safety in the area.
The project area extends from the freeway to Expedition Way/Revelle College Drive. Intersections that are affected by the project include Villa La Jolla Drive, Gilman Drive, La Jolla Scenic Way, Torrey Pines Road, and Expedition Way/Revelle College Drive.
Most construction work will occur on weekdays between 8:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. The contractor will be required to maintain at least two travel lanes in each direction on La Jolla Village Drive at all times.
The current phase of the project requires the closure of some lanes in order to provide adequate work areas. The lane closures, construction and traffic detours will result in significant disruptions and delays. The use of alternate routes to avoid the work area is highly suggested.
The City of San Diego has established a "project hotline" number for questions or comments about the project. The number is (858) 552-0116.