San Diego

Gilman Drive Bridge Construction Shuts Down Southbound I-5 for October Nights

Interstate 5 will have nightly closures for the rest of October as the Gilman Drive Bridge gets closer to completion.

All I-5 southbound lanes will be closed from the I-5 and I-805 interchange to La Jolla Village Drive each night from 9:30 p.m. until 5 a.m., according to the San Diego Association of Governments.

The closures will take effect Sunday through Thursday this week and from Sunday, Oct. 28 through Thursday, Nov. 1.

The Gilman Drive Bridge has been covered in a large, wooden support structure for more than a year, SANDAG said. These closures will give crews time to slowly unveil the bridge.

The bridge was created by SANDAG, Caltrans, and the University of California, San Diego.

The construction on the bridge began in November 2016, SANDAG said.

The bridge will connect Gilman Drive to Medical Center Drive.

It will be the second on-campus crossing over the I-5, according to SANDAG.

Rail services will also see closures as part of the Mid-Coast Trolley Project.

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