CAPITAL PROGRAM MANAGEMENT
September 24, 2019
Construction work on Downwind Way has been rescheduled for the evening of September 26, due to unforeseen equipment issues. Downwind Way will be closed from 9:00pm until 5:00am September 27 for storm drain improvements needed for The Scripps Institution of Oceanography. The SIO Stormwater Outfall project includes storm drain system improvements, installing storm water treatment systems and landscape to remove pollutants and to reduce the velocity and volume of runoff to prevent erosion.
An underground directional boring machine has been used throughout the project to minimize impacts. However, there is a section of pipe that needs to be welded together on the street and then fed underground which will require a full street closure. Construction roadwork will be located on Downwind Way, just east of La Jolla Shores Drive and will include the welding together of this section of pipe.
Immediate Parking Lot, Street Traffic, and Pedestrian Impacts:
Downwind Way, between La Jolla Shores Drive and Expedition Way, will be fully closed during construction hours. A portion of Shellback Way will be also be closed from the Nierenberg Hall loading dock to Downwind Way.
Vehicles, bicycles, and pedestrians will be detoured around the construction area using La Jolla Shores Drive, North Torrey Pines Road, and Expedition Way. The Birch Aquarium at Scripps Institution of Oceanography will remain accessible during construction. Emergency vehicles will have access to Deep Sea Drilling and Nierenberg Hall during construction. In the event of an immediate emergency, the pipe in the roadway can be severed to allow traffic to pass through.
Please view the area map:
We greatly appreciate your patience during these construction activities.