La Jolla Village Dr at Genesee to Close for 6 Days

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    Photo from UTC Westfield looking North West Genesee Ave & La Jolla Village Dr intersection (Clairemont Times file Photo

    Trolley Construction Closure to Set Mega-Ton Girders Across Intersection

    Starting Friday night, February 8, crews will close the east-west access of La Jolla Village Drive at Genesee Avenue in University City to set 60-foot-long concrete girders – each weighing up to 200,000 pounds.

    Girders are large beams that will form the elevated guideway on which the Mid-Coast Trolley will run.

    La Jolla Village Drive is expected to reopen in the early morning on Friday, February 15.

    Detours will be in place to lead motorists around the impacted intersection. Signs warning of the partial closure were installed throughout the area three weeks ago and along Interstates 5 and 805 last week in order to help motorists plan.

    The following partial closures are as follows:

    Weekend & Night Closure Detour Map
    Weekend closure from 9 p.m. on Friday, February 8, to 5 a.m. on Monday, February 11:

    • Closure of southbound Genesee Avenue lanes and through lanes at the La Jolla Village Drive intersection.
    • One lane open on northbound Genesee Avenue.

    Weekday Closure Detour Map

    Weekdays from 5 a.m. to 9 p.m. each day:

    • Two lanes open on southbound Genesee Avenue.
    • Two lanes open on northbound Genesee Avenue.
    • Through lanes at La Jolla Village Drive will be closed at Genesee Avenue. Right turns from La Jolla Village Drive to Genesee Avenue will be maintained.

    Weeknight Closure Detour Map

    Weeknights from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m.:

    • Closure of southbound Genesee Avenue lanes and through lanes at the La Jolla Village Drive intersection.
    • One lane open on northbound Genesee Avenue.

    More than 44,000 motorists pass through this intersection during the weekdays, according to the City of San Diego.

    *These closures are subject to change

    The Mid-Coast Trolley Project will extend Blue Line Trolley service from Old Town north to the University City community, serving major activity centers such as Mission Bay Park, the VA Medical Center, UC San Diego, and Westfield UTC. Nine new stations will be constructed. Major construction work began in 2016, with service anticipated to begin in 2021.

    To learn more, visit KeepSanDiegoMoving.com/MidCoast.

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