FACILITIES DESIGN & CONSTRUCTION
September 19, 2011
The Marine Ecosystem Sensing, Observation and Modeling (MESOM) Laboratory on the Scripps Institution of Oceanography campus, is a new 3 story, 41,000 GSF building that started construction on August 15, 2011 has a scheduled completion date of October 16, 2012. This new building will replace Parking Lots P012 and P013 adjacent to Isaacs Hall along Biological Grade Drive. Grading operations will commence September 20, 2011 and continue until October 28, 2011. During that time Biological Grade at La Jolla Shores Drive will be open, however, as soil is being removed as well as imported many large trucks will be using the La Jolla Shores Drive exit. The new NOAA SWFC Laboratory will also be installing new seawater lines.
Immediate Street Impacts:
Construction traffic for the MESOM project will use Biological Grade at La Jolla Shores Drive with work scheduled from 7:00 AM - 3:30 PM. In addition, from September 19, 2011 - October 7, 2011, Biological Grade at La Jolla Shores Drive will be closed between 3:30 PM - 7:00 PM for the installation of the new seawater lines for the NOAA SWFC Laboratory. Trenching/construction sites on the Biological Grade will be covered with metal plates every evening after 7 PM to accommodate daytime grading operations and traffic the following day. Another construction alert advising closure of Biological Grade at La Jolla Shores Drive will be posted once dates are scheduled for road reconstruction. Periodically materials delivery will also affect the use of Biological Grade. Detours, signage and flagmen will be provided as needed directing both vehicles and pedestrians around the impacted area. Signage illustrating alternate paths of pedestrian travel will be provided. Updates will continue to be provided throughout the construction period.
Please view the area map at:
If you have any questions please contact the project manager Kathy Lord (email@example.com), at (858) 774-7540, or project specialist Paul Montgomery (firstname.lastname@example.org), at (858) 822-3704. We greatly appreciate your patience during these construction activities.