September 7, 2017


SUBJECT:   CONSTRUCTION ALERT – Mid-Coast Light Rail Transit Project: Campus Point Drive Temporary Closure

Project Location/Description:

Construction activities for the Mid-Coast Light Rail Transit Project continue with the construction of the elevated Light Rail trolley track throughout campus. Campus Point Drive will be closed temporarily for a full weekend beginning Friday, September 15 at 9:00pm until Monday, September 18 at 5:00am. During this time, the project team will construct a temporary wood and steel support structure over Campus Point Drive near the intersection of Voigt Drive which will remain for approximately one year before it is removed and the permanent concrete rail system will remain.

Immediate Parking Lot, Street Traffic, and Pedestrian Impacts:

Patient, staff, visitor, and emergency vehicle access will remain available at all times. However, traffic will be detoured around Campus Point Drive during certain time periods of construction.

During the weekend closure of Campus Point Drive, a detour will be provided along Voigt Drive and Health Sciences Drive. After the full weekend closure, there will be intermittent nighttime lane impacts on Campus Point Drive between 9 p.m. and 5 a.m., while always maintaining one lane open in each direction. Traffic conditions will intermittently change during the process to accommodate construction activities, so please be aware and watch for changing conditions. Expect to experience a flashing red signal at the intersection of Campus Point Drive and Voigt Drive while drive lanes are impacted. A construction flagging crew will be actively managing traffic flow during times of transition. When detours and lane changes are in effect, additional wayfinding signage and electrical message boards will be provided to help patients, staff, visitors, and emergency vehicles reach the medical center and emergency department.

In preparation for the weekend closure of Campus Point Drive, the project team will restripe the road and remove the crosswalk on the south side of the Campus Point Drive and Voigt Drive intersection, and pedestrians will be directed to use alternate crosswalks and temporary sidewalks. Bicycles will continue to share the road with vehicles in this area. Bus stops and parking lots in the area will remain active and accessible at all times.

In an effort to minimize confusion and alleviate traffic congestion during peak travel times, nighttime work and construction sequencing have been carefully incorporated in the construction effort. Please consider using Health Sciences Drive and the newly opened Athena Way as an alternate entrance/exit from the Medical Center.

Thank you for your patience as we continue to improve the UC San Diego experience.

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