San Diego

Overnight I-5 Closure Planned in La Jolla for 2 Weeks for Bridge Project

Construction on the Gilman Drive Bridge in La Jolla will shut down overnight traffic on Interstate 5 for two more weekends before the bridge is officially unveiled.

The bridge has been covered by wooden support beams for more than a year as crews construct a bridge that will span I-5, connecting Gilman Drive to Medical Center Drive.

The wooden structure will need to be removed over the next two weekends, forcing a closure on the roadway beginning Sunday. 

From Nov. 4 to Nov. 8 and again on Nov. 13 to 15, northbound lanes of I-5 will be fully closed from La Jolla Village Drive to Genessee Avenue from 10:30 p.m. to 5 a.m. 

Motorists are encouraged to plan ahead and find alternative routes. 

The bridge was created through a partnership by the San Diego Association of Governments, Caltrans, and the University of California, San Diego.

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

Construction on the bridge began in November 2016.

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