Scheduled freeway closures near UCSD

Construction work on the Gilman Drive Bridge

SAN DIEGO (KGTV) – Interstate 5 near UC San Diego will be closed from Sunday, September 17, through Thursday, September 21, 10:30 p.m. to 5 a.m. each night to accommodate construction of the Gilman Drive 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.

San Diego Association of Governments states:

"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."

UC San Diego's fall semester begins Monday, September 25, and these closures can interfere with students moving in near or on campus.

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Traffic controls and detour signs will be placed to alert motorists in advance, and Northbound motorists will be detoured via Interstate 8, State Route 52 and the La Jolla Village Drive ramps.

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Additional closures will be needed to continue work on the bridge scheduled through mid-October 2017.

For more information about the bridge's construction visit UC San Diego's website.

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