OFFICE OF THE ASSOCIATE VICE CHANCELLOR
CAPITAL PROGRAM MANAGEMENT
September 4, 2019
ALL ACADEMICS, STAFF AND STUDENTS AT UC SAN DIEGO
SUBJECT: || CONSTRUCTION ALERT – SIO Stormwater Outfall Project: Downwind Way Closure|
Downwind Way will be closed the evening of September 9 from 9:00pm until
5:00am September 10 for storm drain improvements needed for The Scripps
Institute 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 Institute 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:
If you have any questions, please contact Project Manager Ross Kunishige
at email@example.com or (619) 341-2433 or Project Specialist Grant
Wong at firstname.lastname@example.org or (858) 534-2981.
We greatly appreciate your patience during these construction
Eric C. Smith, P.E.
Associate Vice Chancellor
Capital Program Management|