July 28, 2016


SUBJECT:    CONSTRUCTION ALERT Mid-Coast Light Rail Transit Project: Early Construction Activities

Project Description/Location:

Construction of the Mid-Coast Light Rail Project will begin in September of 2016 and continue through 2021. The Mid-Coast Light Rail Project will expand transportation capacity in the corridor to accommodate existing and future travel demand, particularly for peak-period commute trips. Once completed, the Trolley extension will provide an effective campus commuting alternative, reduce roadway congestion, improve public transit services, and better connect the Mid-Coast Corridor with areas of San Diego County served by existing Trolley routes.

The Trolley crosses to the west side of I-5 just south of Nobel Drive and continues on to the UCSD campus, crosses back to the east side of I-5 near Voigt Drive to serve the UCSD east campus and Scripps Memorial Hospital, transitions into the median of Genesee Avenue, and continues down Genesee Avenue to the Westfield UTC transit center. The new service will enhance direct public access to other regional activity centers and improve travel options to employment, education, medical, and retail centers for corridor residents, commuters, and visitors.

While constructing the Mid-Coast Trolley, the contractor, Mid-Coast Transit Constructors (MCTC), will occupy portions of Pepper Canyon, Lyman Lane, Gilman Drive, Voigt Drive, Campus Point Drive and Parking Lots P702 and P705.

In August 2016, the project team will be preparing for the construction of the Trolley by performing early construction activities. The activities will include construction of sound mitigation walls around portions of the perimeter of Pepper Canyon, underground utility work within Pepper Canyon, and construction fence installation.

Future construction alerts will be posted noting impactful construction activities including the closure of parking lots P702 and P705, Warren Field impacts, roadway and utility work, and other construction activities.

Immediate Parking Lot, Street Traffic, and Pedestrian Impacts:

Some light construction traffic will be in the area delivering materials.

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If you have any questions, please contact Project Manager Greg Coghill ( at (858) 822-6849 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