Pictures of the New Balboa Ave Off Ramp

This photo is taken from Morena Blvd looking West down Balboa Ave. (June 16th 2019 Clairemont Times File Photo)

This past weekend the Balboa Ave off ramp from I-5 heading North was closed all weekend.  The anticipated opening of the off ramp is Monday June 17th at 5 am.

This photo is taken from Balboa Ave looking South East, while on the sidewalk under I-5. Notice the new traffic signals for vehicles travelling East on Balboa Ave (see below for further new traffic signal information) (June 16th, 2019 Clairemont Times File Photo)

According to a SANDAG press release:

The closure is necessary for Mid-Coast Trolley crews to continue street improvements associated with the Balboa Avenue Trolley station. Crews will widen the I-5 off-ramp from one to two lanes and install a permanent traffic signal at the intersection of the off-ramp and Balboa Avenue. Following the weekend closure, the off-ramp will re-open and the traffic signal will go into operation.

During the closure, lane restrictions will be in place on Balboa Avenue and Garnet Avenue, between Mission Bay Drive and Moraga Avenue to allow for one lane of travel in each direction. Traffic controls and detour signs will be in place to alert motorists in advance.

We took a little ride on Sunday morning (June 16th) to check on the progress.

See photos and captions for a general idea of the changes.

This photo is taken from Santa Fe St looking South in the foreground notice cars traveling West On Balboa Ave. Also notice the Balboa Ave Off Ramp is now 2 lanes. Additionally, notice the light signals for the cars turning off the ramp to head East on Balboa Ave (June 16th, 2019 Clairemont Times File Photo)

This is but a brief glimpse of changes taking place around the Balboa Ave trolley station…..with a lot more coming in the future around all of the three local stations.

To learn more about the Mid-Coast Trolley visit: