Gilman Drive Bridge Opens: A ribbon-cutting ceremony was held on February 7, to celebrate the opening of the Gilman Drive Bridge. More than 500 attendees gathered for the occasion. SANDAG Chair and Poway Mayor Steve Vaus, who spoke at the ribbon-cutting ceremony, said, “This bridge is a testament to connections – connecting the east side and west side of the UC San Diego campus, connecting the students and faculty with campus amenities and research facilities. And it also speaks to the role SANDAG plays in the region, connecting our communities to enhance our quality of life.” Watch highlights from the celebration

Full Closure of NB I-5 for Gilman Drive Bridge Work: A series of full overnight closures of northbound lanes of Interstate 5 are scheduled to begin on Sunday, November 4 and continue through Thursday, November 8. Work hours are from 10:30 p.m. to 5 a.m. the following morning. Lanes will be temporarily closed overnight for the removal of the Gilman Drive falsework, the temporary structures used to support the Gilman Drive Bridge until final construction is completed. Northbound motorists will be detoured via SR 52 East and I-805 North and should anticipate delays. (Note: these closures were completed earlier than anticipated. The original duration was through Thursday, November 15.) View additional information

Closures of I-5 lanes at Gilman Drive: Some night work will require lane and/or ramp closures on I-5 for work on the new Gilman Drive Bridge. Motorists should anticipate delays and take alternate routes to avoid potential congestion. This is part of a series of overnight closures needed to complete bridge infrastructure. View additional information.

Concurrent with this project, SANDAG is designing and constructing the Mid-Coast Trolley project, an 11-mile extension of the San Diego Trolley Blue Line that runs parallel to and crosses over I-5. SANDAG is coordinating closely between the two projects to ensure smooth construction and effective use of space and resources. View Mid-Coast Trolley construction notices.

News Releases

Overnight Northbound I-5 Closures Scheduled for Next Two Weeks (posted 11/2/18)

Overnight Southbound I-5 Closures Continue Next Week for Gilman Drive Bridge Construction (posted 10/25/18) 

Overnight Southbound I-5 Closures Scheduled for the Next Two Weekends for Gilman Drive Bridge Construction (posted 10/19/18) 

Full Closure of Interstate 5 Required for Gilman Drive Bridge Construction Sunday Night (posted 9/19/18)

First Concrete Poured on Iconic New Span Over I-5 (posted 12/4/17)

The first concrete was poured Thursday evening, November 30, on the Gilman Drive Bridge, an iconic new crossing that will soon gracefully span I-5 just north of the La Jolla Village Drive interchange. The new bridge will provide a much-needed connection between Gilman Drive on UC San Diego’s west campus and Medical Center Drive on the east campus. 

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