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SANDAG Closing Several I-5 Lanes Near La Jolla

Traffic on a San Diego freeway is shown in this file photo, Nov. 22, 2011.

Photo by Associated Press

Above: Traffic on a San Diego freeway is shown in this file photo, Nov. 22, 2011.

Drivers will encounter a series of short, intermittent lane closures on northbound and southbound Interstate 5 near La Jolla one day this weekend and during the night early next week due to ongoing construction projects, the San Diego Association of Governments advised Friday.

The closures just north of State Route 52 will allow San Diego Gas & Electric crews to remove transmission lines across the freeway in anticipation of a trolley-line expansion from Old Town to University City, according to SANDAG.

The lanes will be affected from 6 a.m. to 8:30 a.m. Sunday for up to 10 minutes at a time. The California Highway Patrol will monitor traffic during the disruptions.

From 9 p.m. Monday through 5 a.m. Tuesday, the southbound lanes of the freeway will be temporarily closed from the Interstate 805/I-5 merge to La Jolla Village Drive for work being done on the Gilman Drive bridge.

During the closure, southbound motorists will be detoured onto I-805. Traffic controls and detour signs will be in place to alert motorists in advance.

SANDAG is building the bridge over I-5 at Gilman Drive, just north of the La Jolla Village Drive interchange, in partnership with Caltrans and UC San Diego.

La Jolla Map

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