October 30, 2015


SUBJECT:    CONSTRUCTION ALERT Graduate and Professional Student Housing Project and Early Childhood Education Center

Project Description/Locations:

UC San Diego is committed to providing affordable, accessible housing for current and potential new staff, students and faculty. Construction of the Graduate and Professional Student Housing Project began September 21, 2015. This project consists of site improvements, demolition of existing buildings, the construction of five new housing structures and a parking structure. Normal hours of construction are 7:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. The completion of the project is anticipated for the fall of 2017.

Immediate Street Traffic, Bike Lane, Bus Stop and Pedestrian Impacts:

November 9, 2015 to November 20, 2015

A portion of Miramar Street, west of the Early Childhood Education Center (ECEC) entrance, will be closed for this period of construction. Reference Map #1 via the area map link provided below. The best access to the ECEC will be from Miramar Street (south entrance). The ECEC main entry parking lot and the ECEC north parking lot will remain open. The ECEC north parking lot can only be accessed by Miramar Street (north entrance). Reference Map #2 via the area map link provided below for parking lot locations.

November 23, 2015 through Fall 2017

The portion of Miramar Street north, adjacent to the construction site, will be closed to through traffic, Monday through Friday, from 6:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Reference Map #3 via the area map link provided below. The temporary bike/pedestrian path will remain open.

The shuttle will remain active during this time, however frequency of stops will be modified. Revised schedules will be posted at all Mesa Housing Shuttle stops. The 1 Miramar and South Mesa stops will remain in service within the adjacent parking lots. The Central Mesa stop will remain unchanged. The Old North Mesa stop will be in operation temporarily only during this road closure event. The shuttle will be unable to make systematic connections with the SIO Shuttle during this period.

During construction, motorists are urged to slow down and all travelers are encouraged to give themselves more time and anticipate possible traffic delays.

Please view the area map at:
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If you have any questions, please contact Facilities Design & Construction Principal Architect Michael Downs at or 858.534.4094 or Project Specialist Christopher Greenlee at or 858.822.2983. We greatly appreciate your patience during these particularly disruptive construction activities.

Wm. Joel King, AIA
Assistant Vice Chancellor
Campus Architect