OFFICE OF THE CHANCELLOR
February 4, 2019
ALL ACADEMICS, STAFF, AND STUDENTS AT UC SAN DIEGO – Including UC San
SUBJECT: || Gilman Bridge Ribbon Cutting and Official Opening|
We are pleased to announce the completion of Gilman Bridge, which spans
over Interstate 5, connecting east and west campuses. We invite the
entire campus to join us for a special Gilman Bridge Ribbon Cutting and
Community Celebration on Thursday, Feb. 7, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. The
bridge will officially open to traffic on Friday, Feb. 8, weather
Gilman Bridge unites two existing campus roads—Gilman Drive on the west
and Medical Center Drive on the east—making it quicker and more
efficient to get across campus without using busy city streets.
To facilitate smooth traffic flow, the bridge and intersections on both
sides have a three-lane configuration: one lane of traffic each way with
a protected left-hand turn lane. Sidewalks and bicycle lanes are also
included, and a new pedestrian bridge connects graduate housing in the
Mesa Neighborhood to Gilman Bridge at Medical Center Drive.
The bridge was built as part of a series of regional transportation
projects, including the trolley and the Genesee/I-5 interchange
enhancements, all designed to benefit the campus by easing street
traffic and parking demands, improving air quality and better connecting
the university with the greater San Diego community. UC San Diego has
worked closely with regional partners including the San Diego
Association of Governments (SANDAG), Caltrans, the Metropolitan Transit
System (MTS) and the City of San Diego on these critical projects.
To provide better access for the Gilman Bridge Ribbon Cutting and
Community Celebration, MTS is adding a special stop at the bridge on the
SuperLoop Rapid (201/202) for the event. To RSVP, and for more event
information and schedules, please visit http://onthego.ucsd.edu.
Pradeep K. Khosla|
Gary C. Matthews
Resource Management & Planning