CAMPUS NOTICE

 

OFFICE OF THE ASSISTANT VICE CHANCELLOR -
FACILITIES DESIGN & CONSTRUCTION

February 18, 2015


ALL ACADEMICS, STAFF AND STUDENTS AT UC SAN DIEGO

SUBJECT:    CONSTRUCTION ALERT La Jolla Medical Center Drive Road Closure and Emergency Department Access

Project Description/Location:

As part of the Altman Clinical Translational Research Institute (ACTRI) project, a pedestrian bridge will be constructed which will span over Medical Center Drive (MCD) north connecting the Sulpizio Cardiovascular Center (SCVC) to the ACTRI facility. In an effort to maintain a safe working environment and minimize patient and staff confusion, Medical Center Drive north will be closed from March 2, 2015 through May 4, 2015 to accommodate construction activities.

Immediate Street Traffic, Bicycle Lane and Pedestrian Impacts:

Medical Center Drive north will be closed to vehicular traffic west of the parking structure. Ambulance access to the Emergency Department will be re-routed to MCD south. Patient access to the Emergency Department will be directed to the Thornton turnaround where patients will arrive curbside at a temporary kiosk. Each patient will be directed by a staff member to enter through the SCVC lobby and continue to the admissions desk in the Emergency Department lobby. Exterior and interior way finding signage throughout the campus will be provided to assist in directing patients, staff and visitors throughout the construction.

East Campus Office Building: Patients, staff and visitors needing to access the ECOB facility and lot P759 will need to travel via MCD south as shown on the attached map link.

Pedestrian pathways will be intermittently impacted. Please follow signage and allow extra time while traveling to the medical center.

Bicyclists will not be permitted to travel on MCD north. Bicycle traffic will need to utilize MCD south for all services west of Thornton Hospital.

Please view area map at (Best viewed with Internet Explorer):

http://rmp-public.ucsd.edu/fdc/Alerts/LJmedctrdriveandERconalert2.13.15.pdf

If you have any questions, please contact Project Manager Michael Downs (mdowns@ucsd.edu) at (858) 534-4094 or Project Specialist Coordinator Frannie LaRussa (flarussa@ucsd.edu) at (858) 534-4042. We greatly appreciate your patience during these construction activities.



Wm. Joel King, AIA
Assistant Vice Chancellor
Campus Architect