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.
Important changes have been made to the scheduled overnight closures of northbound or southbound I-5. The southbound work was completed ahead of schedule.
Closures for northbound work are now scheduled on Sunday, September 17, through Thursday, September 21, 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.