August 26, 2015


SUBJECT:    CONSTRUCTION ALERT The Gilman Drive Realignment Project

Project Description/Locations:

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 during construction.
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 traffic delays.

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If you have any questions, please contact Facilities Design & Construction Principal Architect Christina Mannion at or 858.534.6119 or Project Specialist Mary Alice Lorio at or 858-534-2981. We greatly appreciate your patience during these particularly disruptive construction activities.

Wm. Joel King, AIA
Assistant Vice Chancellor
Campus Architect