Shift Program Monthly Construction Update

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 below and other work schedules, contact Shift at 844-SHIFT-SD.
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Construction Term Highlight: Shotcrete walls

Shotcrete walls involve the application of concrete or mortar to surfaces by projecting the material at a high velocity, enabling placement and compaction at the same time. Shotcrete is also used for protecting excavated surfaces and used as support for tunnel surfaces. Shotcrete has become an option to replace cast-in-place concrete for elements like retaining walls and slope stabilization.
Shotcrete walls are being used on a section of the Mid-Coast Trolley light rail from La Jolla Colony Drive to Nobel Drive.

Illustrative image of shotcrete wall construction from an unrelated construction project.

Mid-Coast Trolley Construction Along Genesee Avenue, SANDAG Project

Work for the Mid-Coast Trolley at the Genesee Avenue and La Jolla Village Drive intersection is expected to begin on Feb. 8. This will require a full closure of east and westbound traffic on La Jolla Village Drive as well as other lane and road closures.

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The Mid-Coast Trolley construction at the La Jolla Village Drive and Genesee Avenue intersection as of November 2018.

Torrey Pines Golf Course

A South Course remodel is slated to begin this month. The remodel will include a new irrigation system, improved bunker infrastructure and improved turf on approaches. In addition, two holes will undergo a minor transformation to improve shot values that San Diego residents, visitors and TOUR players alike can all enjoy. The City of San Diego Parks and Recreation Department is proud to improve its flagship golf property for everyone.

Torrey Pines Golf Course grandstands were installed for the Farmers Insurance Open held on Jan. 23-27, 2019.

Gilman Drive Bridge, SANDAG and Caltrans Project

The Gilman Drive Bridge will celebrate its official opening in early February. Finishing work, including sand blasting and patching blemishes, has been completed. After the bridge’s opening, additional striping, sidewalks and crosswalk improvements adjacent to the project site will be conducted as part of the Medical Center Drive South Improvement Project.

Before and After: The Gilman Drive Bridge form was revealed in November 2018.

UCSD Mesa Housing Pedestrian and Bike Bridge, UC San Diego and City of San Diego Project

The Mesa Housing Pedestrian and Bike Bridge Project will create a new bridge spanning across the Central Canyon on the easterly side of the UC San Diego Campus to directly link the Mesa Housing Neighborhood with the Medical Center Campus. The bridge will provide pedestrians and bicyclists with a significantly shorter and safer route to campus utilizing the new Gilman Drive Bridge.
The first of three girder deliveries are scheduled for late February 2019. For more information on this project, visit:

The UCSD Mesa Housing Pedestrian and Bike Bridge construction as of late December 2018.

Fire Station 50

Fire Station 50 (to be located on the southeast corner of Nobel Drive and Shoreline Drive) is currently in its design and permitting phase. Building construction is anticipated to start in late summer 2019. Meanwhile, grading (ensuring a level base for the project’s foundation) on the project site will start soon, and the wet utilities (water and sewer connections) will begin shortly after the site grading. Stay tuned for more information about this project in the coming months.

Let us know what projects you’re most interested in receiving information about via email at or phone at 1-844-SHIFT-SD. Visit to sign up for email alerts about major construction updates and access the map of all the ongoing projects.
The Shift San Diego team

For information about this work and other construction schedules call Shift at 844-SHIFT-SD. For additional information about the Mid-Coast Trolley project call (877) 379-0110, email, or visit

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About Shift

The Shift program, formed by the San Diego Association of Governments, is designed to provide residents, businesses and commuters impacted by construction in University City and La Jolla with information and resources to minimize disruption, confusion and potential traffic challenges, as well as provide transportation solutions. For more information, visit To view other possible closures or impacts in the area, visit the construction notices section of Shift. Sign up for text alerts to receive notices for major construction and impacts by texting “ShiftSD” to 797979 and check out Shift’s commuter resources to help you get around the construction.

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