November 3, 2016


SUBJECT:    CONSTRUCTION ALERT – Caltrans Voigt Bridge Replacement/ Voigt Drive Widening/ Campus Point Drive Realignment

Project Description/Location:

The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) has developed the North Coast Corridor (NCC) Program as a comprehensive set of transportation, environmental, and coastal access projects designed to improve the quality of life for residents, create a stronger local and regional economy for the future, and enhance the coastal environment. As a part of this effort, Voigt Drive will be widened from two to four lanes, starting at the Voigt Drive Bridge and going to Genesee Avenue on the east. This will require relocation of the Campus Point Drive and Voigt Drive intersection to improve traffic circulation and accommodate increased queuing of vehicles.

Roadway improvements will also include new traffic signals, sidewalks and bike lanes.

Lead Partners: Caltrans, SANDAG

As part of the NCC planning and project development, Caltrans will have consultants/contractors performing field investigative work in certain areas of the campus. The work will entail crews conducting a process called potholing. These activities occur early in project development to verify locations of existing underground utilities. Any holes created as part of this process will be refilled with the surface areas restored to prior condition following the process of gathering the data. Where work will be conducted in a street, approved traffic control will be utilized. Where work will occur behind a curb, or within a sidewalk area, pedestrian access may be affected temporarily and measures will be taken to provide advance warning. In addition to the utility potholing, survey crews will be on site to document existing conditions.

Utility potholing and surveying work will begin in November 2016 and should finish by the end of January 2017.

The primary hours of work would be between 7:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m.; however, earlier start times or later ending times may occur. Some weekend work may occur.

Traffic, Bike Lane and Pedestrian Impacts:

Traffic control measures will be in place for locations where the work will occur in a street, but no total closure of any street will occur, and at least one lane will remain open in each direction at all times.

Bike lanes could be temporarily impacted by traffic control for the work within a street. The duration for such an impact will be brief – typically one to two days.

Pedestrians may be directed to adjacent walkways if work requires such a routing change. Areas impacted by the work will not be simultaneous and each location will be interrupted for a short duration – one to two days.

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For Project information please view SANDAG’s link at:

You can see additional project information at:

If you have any questions, please contact FD&C Civil Engineer Laura Moore ( at (858) 822-2453 or Project Specialist Mary Alice Lorio ( at (858) 534-2981. We greatly appreciate your patience during these construction activities.

Wm. Joel King, AIA
Assistant Vice Chancellor
Campus Architect