OFFICE OF THE ASSISTANT VICE CHANCELLOR
FACILITIES DESIGN & CONSTRUCTION
August 26, 2015
ALL ACADEMICS, STAFF AND STUDENTS AT UC SAN DIEGO
SUBJECT: || CONSTRUCTION ALERT – The Gilman Drive Realignment Project|
Construction to improve Gilman Drive will begin September 20, 2015 and
will be completed approximately January 2017. The UC San Diego project
will realign Gilman Drive to facilitate connection to the future Gilman
Bridge Project being implemented by Caltrans.
The Gilman Drive Realignment Project which reconfigures and widens
Gilman Drive from Via La Jolla east and north towards Voigt Drive,
provides a new four-way signalized intersection to improve campus
circulation and will facilitate a future connection to the upcoming
Gilman Bridge project. Once both Gilman Drive and Gilman Bridge have
been constructed, traffic on these roadways will be reduced and getting
across campus will be quicker and more efficient.
Immediate Street Traffic, Bike Lane, Bus Stop and Pedestrian Impacts:
· Faculty, staff and students will experience intermittent
traffic delays along Gilman Drive near the VA Medical Center.
· Construction will require multiple phases of work. Signage
and flaggers will be posted to ensure Gilman Drive remains available
· Parking Lot 406 at Sixth College/Pepper Canyon will be
partially or completely closed, depending on the construction phase.
Parking Lot P651, which is the temporary lot located across Gilman Drive
from P406, will be closed permanently beginning September 20. For
alternative parking options, please visit:
· Pedestrian pathways will be impacted and pedestrians may be
directed to adjacent walkways during some phases of construction.
· Bicycle traffic through construction areas may be periodically
redirected to adjacent sidewalks or pathways.
· Access to VA Medical Center and Villa La Jolla Drive will be
maintained throughout the project.
· Emergency responders will have access to nearby hospitals 24
hours/day, seven days/week.
· Overnight lane closures may occur as needed.
· Bus stops near the VA Medical Center along Gilman Drive may be
periodically relocated during construction.
During construction, motorists are urged to slow down and all travelers
are encouraged to give themselves more time and anticipate possible
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If you have any questions, please contact Facilities Design &
Construction Principal Architect Christina Mannion at firstname.lastname@example.org
or 858.534.6119 or Project Specialist Mary Alice Lorio at
email@example.com or 858-534-2981. We greatly appreciate your patience
during these particularly disruptive construction activities.
Wm. Joel King, AIA|
Assistant Vice Chancellor