August 1, 2019


SUBJECT:    CONSTRUCTION ALERT – Mid-Coast Light Rail Transit Project: Voigt Drive Closure for New Pedestrian Bridge

Project Location/Description:

The Mid-Coast Light Rail Transit Project continues with the construction of the elevated Light Rail trolley track and the Pepper Canyon and Voigt Stations. The next major effort will be the construction of a new Pedestrian Bridge over Voigt Drive, which includes the installation of utility conduits, rebar, and concrete for the deck; as well as the SDG&E power service feed under the roadway. This night-time work is scheduled for the nights of August 18, 19, 20, and 29, 2019 between 9:00pm and 5:00am. The Pedestrian Bridge will connect the north side of Voigt Drive near The Preuss School at the elevator/stair tower, to the south side of Voigt Drive at the station platform.

Immediate Parking Lot, Street Traffic, and Pedestrian Impacts:

A portion of Voigt Drive, between Campus Point Drive and the Scripps Hospital entrance, will be fully closed during construction hours. Vehicles, bicycles, and pedestrians will be detoured around the construction area using Campus Point Drive, Medical Center Drive, the new Gilman Bridge, and Gilman Drive. Scripps Hospital patients would continue to be able to use the Scripps Hospital Driveway which will remain open during construction. Emergency vehicles will have full access to both UC San Diego Health and Scripps Medical Centers during construction hours. Flaggers will be present at both entrances of the construction area to help manage the emergency vehicle traffic and safely escort them through the construction site. Parking lot P701 will remain accessible at all times.

In an effort to provide advanced notice to frequent travelers of the area, large electrical messaging boards will be placed along Voigt Drive one week in advance of the work, confirming the dates and times of the closures. 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 view the area map:

For more project information please view SANDAG’s links at:; For future Trolley information view: (for best viewing, please use Internet Explorer.)

If you have any questions, please contact Project Manager Greg Coghill ( (858) 822-6849 or Project Specialist Grant Wong at ( at (858) 534-2981.

We greatly appreciate your patience during these construction activities.

Eric C. Smith, P.E.
Associate Vice Chancellor
Capital Program Management