SANDAG to close I-5 section to begin work on new bridge

REGION — All northbound lanes of Interstate 5 will be closed from 10:30 p.m. to 5 a.m. starting tonight and continuing through Tuesday, according to the San Diego Association of Governments.

The shutdown is needed for work crews to set up wooden and metal structures that will support the construction of a new trolley overpass at Voigt Drive. SANDAG expects further closures will be needed in the next 10-12 days to set up the bridge supports. I-5 northbound will be closed from La Jolla Village Drive to Genesee Avenue and significant delays are expected.

SANDAG recently completed a set of similar I-5 closures required to remove wooden supports on a new public bridge at Gilman Drive in La Jolla
Village. SANDAG unveiled the new bridge Nov. 8 after closures affected I-5 through most of October.

The bridge at Voigt Drive is being constructed as part of the Mid- Coast Trolley Blue Line Extension, which includes a planned 11-mile extension
of trolley service by the Metropolitan Transit System from Santa Fe Depot in downtown San Diego to University City. The extension, and related projects, are intended to reduce traffic congestion as the county’s population increases. Construction on the extension began in 2016 and is scheduled to be completed in 2021.

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