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Shift Program Construction Update

Spring is in full swing and the Shift program is dedicated to providing you with up-to-date information about the major projects bringing new amenities and resources to your neighborhood. Please note, construction schedules are subject to change. To confirm the information below and other work schedules, contact Shift at 844-SHIFT-SD.
Visit ShiftSanDiego.com or follow @ShiftSanDiego on Twitter for continuous updates on construction information that may impact your neighborhood.


Construction Term Highlight: Slab-on-grade concrete work

Slab-on-grade concrete work, or floating slab foundations, is a structural engineering practice where the concrete slab that serves as the foundation for the structure is formed from a mold set into the ground. The concrete is then placed into the mold, leaving no space between the ground and the structure. Slab-on-grade work was conducted as part of the initial phase of the North Torrey Pines Living and Learning Neighborhood project.

The Living and Learning Neighborhood parking structure slab-on-grade is underway.

Fire Station 50, City of San Diego Project

With its recent groundbreaking on April 4, the new Fire Station 50 will work in tandem with Fire Station 35 to reduce emergency personnel response times in the local area. Located on the southeast corner of Nobel Drive and Shoreline Drive, Fire Station 50 has an anticipated completion date of fall 2020. The 12,600-square-foot station will include a new emergency traffic signal, public lobby access off Nobel Drive, efficient storm water design, solar panels, screened parking areas and more. Read more about the Fire Station 50 project by visiting ShiftSanDiego.com/blog/2019/project-spotlight-fire-station-50.

Design rendering of the future Fire Station 50

Mid-Coast Trolley Construction, SANDAG Project

For more information on this project, including a map, detours and what to expect, visit KeepSanDiegoMoving.com/MidCoastTrolley, Facebook.com/MidCoastTrolley, or @ShiftSanDiego on Twitter. 

I-5 Crossing South of Nobel Drive
Closures are anticipated to begin in May or June for work on the Trolley overpass south of Nobel Drive, one of two areas where the Trolley will cross Interstate-5 (I-5). These closures will allow the installation of falsework, temporary framework used to support a structure during its construction, along the Nobel viaduct between La Jolla Village Drive and just south of Nobel Drive, on both sides of the I-5. For the most recent schedule and notices, visit ShiftSanDiego.com/Notices.

Trolley extension along Nobel Drive

Trolley Underpass
Construction of the Trolley underpass began in March. Lanes on La Jolla Colony Drive have been widened and restriped to provide one lane in each direction on what was previously the northbound side of the road. Current work includes excavation and shoring of the underpass site. In the next phase of work, traffic will be moved to the southbound side of the road. Timing for this phase is to be determined. Construction is expected to be complete by late 2019.

I-5 Crossing at Voigt Drive
The concrete pour for the deck, or surface, of the Trolley bridge across the I-5 alongside Voigt Drive was completed on April 12. Stay tuned for more updates regarding the next phase of construction including removal of the falsework along this section of the Mid-Coast Trolley.

An aerial view of the Voigt Drive overpass

North Torrey Pines Living and Learning Neighborhood, UC San Diego Project

Current work for this project includes slab-on-grade construction for the south side of the parking structure, exterior sheathing work for building three, and concrete columns and decks for buildings three and four, all of which can be seen emerging from the project site. A full closure of Muir College Drive is planned to take place after UC San Diego’s Commencement ceremonies in June.
In addition, crews are beginning to construct podiums for the UC San Diego underground parking structure. Podium construction is the construction of multiple stories of light framing over a single- or multi-level project site, common in above- or below-grade parking levels.
Finally, there will be a tie-in to the water main on North Torrey Pines Road at a not-yet-determined date, which will require a sidewalk and lane closure.


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

The first round of girders, the large support beams for the bridge, were delivered in March for the UCSD Health side of the project. Additional girders are planned to be delivered for the Mesa housing side in May. This bridge will provide a direct route for pedestrians and bicyclists, improving mobility between Mesa Housing, East Campus Medical Center, and Main Campus and is estimated to be completed in September 2019.

Girders on the construction site

Gilman Drive Bridge, SANDAG and Caltrans Project

Earth work underneath the bridge in preparation for slope paving is still in progress. Currently, the project team is paving the slope beneath the bridge and installing uplighting which is slated to be complete by late July.

Let us know what projects you’re most interested in receiving information about via email at info@ShiftSanDiego.com or phone at 1-844-SHIFT-SD. Visit ShiftSanDiego.com 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 midcoast@sandag.org, or visit KeepSanDiegoMoving.com/MidCoast

Si desea obtener información en español, por favor comuníquese al (619) 699-1950 o pio@sandag.org.

In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), this document is available in alternate formats by contacting the SANDAG ADA Coordinator, the Director of Administration, at (619) 699-1900 or (619) 699 -1904 (TTY).

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 ShiftSanDiego.com. 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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