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Overnight closures set for I-5 corridor for Mid-Coast trolley construction

Posted: 10:17 AM, Jun 08, 2019
Updated: 2019-06-08 13:17:02-04
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SAN DIEGO (KGTV) — A series of closures are set for Interstate 5 throughout June and possibly into July for Mid-Coast trolley construction.

SANDAG says the closures will allow crews to remove and install temporary wooden structures to support the trolley bridge, also called falsework. The falsework currently on Voigt Drive will be removed and installed just south of Nobel Drive to support a second trolley overcrossing.

Both trolley overcrossings will span the I-5, SANDAG says.

A full closure of southbound I-5 lanes will start on Sunday, June 9, from 9:30 p.m. to 5 a.m. each night Sunday through Thursday, and will run through Friday, June 28. The closure covers I-5/I-805 interchange to La Jolla Colony Dr.

Detours will be set up for motorists to use southbound I-805 and westbound State Route 52 in place of the stretch of I-5.

Once the southbound closure is complete, a full northbound closure will be needed.

The Mid-Coast trolley will eventually extend the Blue Line trolley from Old Town Transit Center to the UC San Diego area. Trolley service is expected to begin in late 2021.