August 14, 2019


SUBJECT:    CONSTRUCTION ALERT – REVISION to Mid-Coast Light Rail Transit Project: Voigt Closure for Pedestrian Bridge; Construction of Elevated Light Rail Trolley Track; Pepper Canyon and Voigt Stations; Utility Installation

Project Location/Description:

The next phase of the Mid-Coast Light Rail Transit Project will include the elevated Light Rail trolley track and the Pepper Canyon and Voigt Stations, the continued construction of the Pedestrian Bridge connecting the north and south sides of Voigt Drive near The Preuss School, and the installation of utility conduits in the bridge and roadway, rebar placement, and constructing the concrete deck. In order to minimize impact to traffic and accessibility, construction work is scheduled for the nights of August 18, 19, 20, 21 and 29, 2019 between 9:00pm and 5:00am.

Immediate Parking Lot, Street Traffic, and Pedestrian Impacts:

A portion of Voigt Drive, between Campus Point Drive and the Scripps Hospital access, will be fully closed to public traffic during evening construction hours. Emergency vehicles will have full access to both UC San Diego and Scripps Medical Centers at all times and Flaggers will be present to direct and safely escort vehicles through the construction site when necessary. Parking lot P701 will remain accessible on Voigt Drive from west of Interstate 5, at all times.

UC San Diego and Scripps Medical Centers will remain accessible during evening construction hours. From Genesee Avenue, UC San Diego patients should use Campus Point to Medical Center Drive or the new Gilman Bridge coming from west campus to Medical Center Drive. Scripps patients should use The Scripps Hospital Driveway from Genesee Avenue. There will be no access to either Medical Center from Voigt Drive. Detours for Vehicle, Pedestrian and Bicycle traffic will be clearly marked when approaching the construction area.

In an effort to provide advanced notice to frequent travelers of the area, large electrical messaging boards have been 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, construction sequencing and to inform travelers of upcoming evening road closures 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 ( at 858-822-6849 or Project Specialist Grant Wong at or 858-534-2981.

We greatly appreciate your patience during these construction activities.

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