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Caltrans News Release

District 11

March 3, 2017

Contact: Steven Shultz

Caltrans (619) 688-6670

Intermittent Closures of I-5 at Balboa Avenue Scheduled for Saturday and Sunday Morning

SAN DIEGO—On Saturday and Sunday, the northbound and southbound lanes of I-5 will be subject to several short intermittent closures of about 10 minutes each between 6-8:30 a.m. The closures are needed to accommodate work to move overhead utility lines for the future Mid-Coast Trolley extension.  In addition, the northbound I-5 offramp to Balboa Avenue will be closed Saturday and Sunday from 3-10 a.m.  

The Mid-Coast Trolley Project will extend Blue Line Trolley service from Old Town north to the University City community, serving major activity centers such as Mission Bay Park, the VA Medical Center, UC San Diego, and Westfield UTC.  Nine new stations will be constructed. 

Major construction work began in 2016, with service anticipated to begin in 2021.  For more information, visit:

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