Workers will begin five nights of overnight closures Sunday at the La Jolla Village Drive overpass above Interstate 5.
Crews will close the overpass and two La Jolla Village Drive on-ramps from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m. each night though Thursday, according to the San Diego Association of Governments.
Officials said SANDAG and Caltrans must close the roads to remove wooden structures that supported a new trolley over-crossing during construction.
I-5 will remain open during the work.
Eastbound motorists on La Jolla Village Drive will be rerouted down southbound I-5 to La Jolla Colony Drive, then back up northbound I-5 to the La Jolla Village Drive exit.
Westbound motorists will be routed on northbound I-5 to Genesee Avenue, then back down southbound I-5.
The closures are part of the $2.17 billion Mid-Coast Trolley Blue Line Extension. It includes a planned 11-mile addition to trolley service from Santa Fe Depot in downtown San Diego to University City.
The extension will add trolley stops in Mission Bay Park, UC San Diego and Westfield UTC. SANDAG is receiving $1.04 billion in funding from the Federal Transit Administration to complete the project.
The extension and related projects are intended to reduce congestion as county population increases. Construction on the extension began in 2016 and is scheduled to be completed in 2021.
– City News Service
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