CAMPUS NOTICE

 

OFFICE OF THE ASSISTANT VICE CHANCELLOR
FACILITIES DESIGN & CONSTRUCTION

February 6, 2015


ALL ACADEMICS, STAFF AND STUDENTS AT UC SAN DIEGO

SUBJECT:   CONSTRUCTION ALERT I-5 Genesee Avenue Interchange Project

Project Description/Locations:

Construction to improve the I-5/Genesee Avenue Interchange began on January 29, 2015 and will be completed approximately December 2018. The City of San Diego project, which is being implemented by Caltrans, will replace the existing six lane Genesee Avenue overpass with a ten lane structure that will better accommodate current and future traffic demands. Along with replacement of the overpass, the project will also widen the freeway access ramps, add auxiliary lanes on I-5 between Genesee Avenue and Roselle Street, and provide a dedicated path for the exclusive use of bicyclists and pedestrians (with a terminus on the UC San Diego campus at the intersection of Gilman Drive and Voigt Drive).

Immediate Street Traffic, Bike Lane, and Pedestrian Impacts:

Intermittent traffic delays

Site preparation including vegetation and tree removal

Installation of temporary concrete safety barriers (k-rail) along I-5 and on-/off-ramps

Construction-related noise, dust, large equipment, and signage along I-5 and within and around the Campus Services Complex

Bike access will be maintained along the I-5 shoulder

Access to Scripps Memorial Hospital and Science Center Drive will be maintained throughout the project

Emergency responders will have access to nearby hospitals 24 hours/day, seven days/week

Overnight lane closures will occur as needed

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:
http://rmp-public.ucsd.edu/fdc/Alerts/I-5GeneseeMap_12915.pdf. For best viewing, please use Internet Explorer.

For project information:

Website: http://www.KeepSanDiegoMoving.com/Genesee
Email: I-5Genesee@KeepSanDiegoMoving.com
Hotline: 888.720.9321 TTY: 619.699.1904

Caltrans Project Manager: Arturo Jacobo (arturo.jacobo@dot.ca.gov)
Caltrans Resident Engineer: David Pound (dave.m.pound@dot.ca.gov)

If you have any questions, please contact Facilities Design & Construction Principal Architect Deborah Alto at dalto@ucsd.edu or 858.822.6849 or Project Specialist Mary Alice Lorio at mlorio@ucsd.edu or 858-534-2981.We greatly appreciate your patience during these particularly disruptive construction activities.



Wm. Joel King, AIA
Assistant Vice Chancellor
Campus Architect