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Caltrans News Release

District 11

Thursday, June 23, 2016

Contact: Caltrans Public Information Officer Edward Cartagena, (619) 688-6670

Traffic Shift on Genesee Avenue at Interstate 5

SAN DIEGO—Major temporary traffic changes are coming to the Interstate 5 (I-5)/Genesee Avenue improvement project that may delay traveling in and around the UCSD area.  Crews will build new freeway on- and off-ramps and move traffic onto the newly constructed north side bridge. Motorists are advised to seek an alternate route, plan ahead or steer clear of this area during these construction activities. Cyclists will not be able to use ramps to/from Sorrento Valley Road June 25 and 26 and pedestrian access is restricted during construction.

Reduced Lanes on Genesee Avenue:

The number of eastbound and westbound lanes on Genesee Avenue will be reduced between Science Center Drive and Scripps Hospital through Monday, June 26 at 5 a.m.

Ramp Closures:

On Friday, June 24 at 9 p.m. to Monday, June 26 at 5 a.m., the on- and off-ramps to and from I-5 will be intermittently closed.

The anticipated schedule is as follows:

From Friday at 9 p.m. to Saturday at 9 p.m. the northbound Genesee Avenue on-ramp and southbound Genesee Avenue off-ramp will be closed. 
From Saturday at 9 p.m. to Sunday at 5 a.m. all Genesee Avenue on- and off-ramps will be closed to traffic. 
From Sunday at 5 a.m. to Monday at 5 a.m. the northbound Genesee Avenue off-ramp and southbound Genesee Avenue on-ramp will be closed.

During these closures all motorists will be detoured to La Jolla Village Drive. This detour also applies to all emergency vehicles.
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