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The Golden Triangle is going through a period of tremendous growth! Nearly 50 major public, private and transportation infrastructure projects are underway or planned over the next five years. The Shift team is here to help mitigate the impact of possible challenges created by construction and provide transportation choices to make it easier to get around. Check out the shift blog to stay up-to-date on the latest Golden Triangle transportation resources and experiences from commuters, residents and families in this area.

    Project Spotlight: Fire Station 50
    by Shift San Diego | Apr 11, 2019

    Project Spotlight: Fire Station 50 

    Rendering of future Fire Station 50
    With its groundbreaking on April 4, Fire Station 50 will be the latest project to start construction in the Shift area – which includes both the University City and La Jolla neighborhoods. The new station, located on the southeast corner of Nobel Drive and Shoreline Drive, will work in tandem with Fire Station 35 to reduce emergency personnel response times in the local area. 


    Learn more about this new project, its design and construction schedule here.


    Apr 11, 2019
    Shift Monthly Construction Update - March 2019
    by Shift San Diego | Mar 29, 2019

    March 2019 - Shift Program Monthly Construction Update

    We’re excited to share updates on some of the major projects that will bring access to new community amenities and resources in your neighborhood. Please note, construction schedules are subject to change. To confirm the work featured during this month's update and other work schedules, contact Shift at 844-SHIFT-SD.
     
    Visit ShiftSanDiego.com or follow @ShiftSanDiego on Twitter for the most up-to-date information on construction impacts in the area.

    Read all of this month's updates. 



    Mar 29, 2019
    The Golden Triangle In 2019 and What's to Come Through 2021
    by Shift San Diego | Mar 12, 2019

    The Golden Triangle In 2019 and What's to Come Through 2021

    It’s no secret that the University City and La Jolla neighborhoods are currently experiencing a tremendous period of growth, and this transformation is moving the community forward, full-steam ahead. With so many big and small improvements, it is exciting to look back to see the progress that has been made. That’s why we put together a recap video of all the 2018 projects – the community is bustling, and good headway is being made. As we look onward to this year, we are confident that this momentum will continue.

    Read more about where we are now and what's to come in 2019!



    Mar 12, 2019
    The Cut and Cover Tunneling Method for the Mid-Coast Trolley Underpass
    by Shift San Diego | Mar 11, 2019

    The Cut and Cover Tunneling Method for the Mid-Coast Trolley Underpass

    Tunneling Through to Make Way for a New Line

    The Mid-Coast Trolley project extends new trolley line service from Santa Fe Depot in Downtown San Diego to the University City community. At La Jolla Colony Drive, the line will pass under the street – where the Mid-Coast Trolley Underpass will be constructed through the cut and cover tunneling method. This is the only 0.03 miles of the 10.92 miles of new trolley line that are underground.


    Click here for more fun facts about this tunneling technique and its use as part of the Mid-Coast Trolley project a La Jolla Colony Drive. 


    Mar 11, 2019
    Shift Monthly Construction Update - February 2019
    by Shift San Diego | Feb 28, 2019

    February 2019 - Shift Program Construction Update

    We’re excited to share updates on some of the major projects that will bring access to new community amenities and resources in your neighborhood. Please note, construction schedules are subject to change. To confirm the work featured during this month's update and other work schedules, contact Shift at 844-SHIFT-SD.
     
    Visit ShiftSanDiego.com or follow @ShiftSanDiego on Twitter for the most up-to-date information on construction impacts in the area.

    Read more



    Feb 28, 2019
    Interview with Adrian Cortez, Gilman Drive Bridge Resident Engineer/Construction Engineer Manager
    by Shift San Diego | Jan 31, 2019

    Interview with Adrian Cortez, Gilman Drive Bridge Resident Engineer/Construction Engineer Manager

    img_Gilman_before_after_v1Q: How long have you worked for Caltrans? What led you to pursue a career in construction management? What projects do you currently oversee?

    AC: Just last month, I hit my 20-year anniversary as a bridge engineer with Caltrans in the Structure Construction division. What originally led me to pursue a career in construction as a resident engineer is the opportunity to make a positive impact with projects that affect the traveling public. I really enjoy my work, and I like that as engineers for the state, we are public servants. 

    As a resident engineer, we are responsible for delivering the project on schedule, ideally even when unexpected delays or construction issues may arise. I find project management extremely rewarding – when I meet the budget, help keep the contractor on schedule, and collaborate with colleagues and the contractor to problem solve, it gives me a sense of fulfillment. It’s also really important that we, as taxpayers, are getting an excellent product that will last for generations.

    We are about to wrap up a major 25-month bridge project that I’ve been a lead on: the Gilman Drive Bridge. So at present, I’m beginning a new project as the structure representative for a section of the light rail from La Jolla Colony Drive to Nobel Drive that has shotcrete walls, a cut-and-cover tunnel, and two small bridges. 

    Read the full interview to learn more about the Gilman Drive Bridge and the intricacies of bridge construction. 


    Jan 31, 2019
    Shift Resources for La Jolla and University City Residents
    by Shift San Diego | Jan 31, 2019

    You may have noticed the various construction projects underway in the University City and La Jolla neighborhoods. With a combination of small intersection improvements and large-scale overhauls to improve traffic flow and connectivity, like the Gilman Drive Bridge or the Mid-Coast Trolley, you may be wondering how to plan around roadway disruptions throughout the area.

    Learn more about the resources available for residents, businesses, and commuters impacted by these construction projects.



    Jan 31, 2019
    Shift Monthly Construction Update - January 2019
    by Shift San Diego | Jan 31, 2019

    January 2019 - Shift Program Monthly Construction Update

    We’re excited to share updates on some of the major projects that will bring access to new community amenities and resources in your neighborhood. Please note, construction schedules are subject to change. To confirm the work featured during this month's update and other work schedules, contact Shift at 844-SHIFT-SD.
     
    Visit ShiftSanDiego.com or follow @ShiftSanDiego on Twitter for the most up-to-date information on construction impacts in the area.

    Read more.


    Jan 31, 2019
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