San Diego CA— A series of overnight closures of all northbound or all southbound lanes on Interstate 5, from the Interstate 805 merge to La Jolla Village Drive, will be needed over the next several weeks to conduct work on the Gilman Drive Bridge linking the east and west sides of the UC San Diego campus.
Southbound Interstate 5, from the Interstate 805 merge to La Jolla Village Drive, will be closed nightly on Sunday, September 10, through Thursday, September 14. This is the first of a series of overnight closures scheduled through mid-October 2017 in order to complete bridge infrastructure. Overnight closures of southbound I-5 will continue during the weeks of September 17 and September 24. Closures of northbound Interstate 5, from the Interstate 805 merge to La Jolla Village Drive, will begin the weeks of October 1 and October 8. All closures begin Sunday evening through Thursday evening.
The southbound I-5 closures are scheduled from 9:30 p.m. to 5 a.m. each night. Southbound motorists will be detoured via Interstate 805.
The northbound I-5 closures are scheduled from 10:30 p.m. to 5 a.m. each night. Northbound motorists will be detoured via Interstate 8, State Route 52, and the La Jolla Village Drive ramps.
Traffic controls and detour signs will be placed to alert motorists in advance.
This is the first series of overnight I-5 closures to accommodate construction of the Gilman Drive Bridge; additional closures will be needed to continue work on the bridge. The new bridge proposes to connect the east and west campus of UC San Diego between Gilman Drive and Medical Center Drive, while spanning over Interstate 5.