April 19, 2017


SUBJECT:    CONSTRUCTION ALERT – Mid-Coast Light Rail Transit Project: Campus Point Drive and Voigt Column Construction

Project Location/Description:

Early construction activities for the Mid-Coast Light Rail Transit Project are underway and the project team is beginning the column construction phase. These columns will eventually support the elevated trolley.

Column construction at the intersection of Campus Point Drive and Voigt Drive is scheduled to take place from May 3rd and continue through May 15th, pending unforeseen delays. The project team will install one column in the center median of Campus Point Drive and a second column in the eastbound lanes and sidewalk of Voigt Drive near the entrance to parking lot P703. In an effort to minimize confusion and alleviate traffic congestion during peak travel times, nighttime work will be performed and construction sequencing will be used.

This phase of the work will consist of re-striping the roadway along Campus Point Drive, adjusting the traffic signals to accommodate the new alignment and building the two columns that will support the elevated trolley. The reconfiguration with the bridge form work will last approximately two years.

Immediate Parking Lot, Street Traffic, and Pedestrian Impacts:

Patient, staff and visitor as well as emergency vehicle access will remain available at all times.

Campus Point Drive will be re-striped and modifications to the traffic signal will be made to accommodate construction activities. Traffic conditions will intermittently change during the process to accommodate construction activities. Please be aware of changing conditions. Expect to experience a flashing red signal during the weekends and intermittently from 9 p.m. through 5 a.m. A construction flagging crew will be actively managing traffic flow during times of transition.

Traffic lanes will be narrowed and the dedicated bike lanes will be removed and replaced with marked shared vehicle/bicycle lanes. Pedestrian access along Campus Point Drive and Voigt Drive will remain available.

Alternate Routes: Use Health Sciences Drive and Athena Way as alternate routes to and from the Medical Center.

Please view the area map:

For more project information please view SANDAG’s links at:;

For future Trolley information view:
http://onthego. (for best viewing, please use Internet Explorer.)

If you have any questions, please contact Project Manager Greg Coghill ( at (858) 822-6849 or Project Specialist Mary Alice Lorio ( at (858) 534-2981. We greatly appreciate your patience during these construction activities.

Wm. Joel King, AIA
Assistant Vice Chancellor
Campus Architect