As Golden Triangle construction intensifies, commuters get high-tech help

Posted at 5:55 PM, Jul 25, 2017
and last updated 2017-07-26 12:43:04-04

SAN DIEGO (KGTV) - As nearly 50 major public and private construction projects are underway or plan to break ground in the Golden Triangle area of San Diego, a new resource hopes to help residents track those projects and avoid traffic.

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San Diego leaders, including Mayor Kevin Faulconer, Supervisor Ron Roberts, Councilmember Barbara Fry, and others, will launch the program Wednesday as construction in the area as dozens of projects get underway in the next five years.

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SANDAG's Shift program provides construction information and resources, and provide access to transportation solutions in the area from Interstate 5 to I-805, extending down to State route 52.

Students, commuters, and employers can take advantage of maps, carpooling programs, and public transportation resources to make their commutes and their employees' commutes easier through the area.

They can also get construction text alerts by texting "ShiftSD" to 797979 and a toll-free hotline for info: 844-SHIFT-SD (844-744-3873).

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The program also helps construction teams out by providing a place to share information and coordinate between projects. The hope is this will help all those working in the area avoid confusion between Golden Triangle projects.

Shift's Twitter page will also be utilized to bring followers real-time updates related to traffic, noise, alternate routes and road closures in the Golden Triangle.

Shift currently has a map online showing where all current and future, private and public projects in the area.