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Si Si Genesee
Julie Maxey-Allison | 10th Street

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Do you wonder what is in the works as you drive by the I-5/Genesee Avenue intersection site, past the mounds of earth, the congregation of various construction machines, the standing pillars and the general complexity of the changing landscape? Plenty.

The 1-5/Genesee Interchange Project is as extensive as it looks. At a cost of over $100 million, the goals of the project, managed by the California Department of Transportation (Caltrans), include widening the freeway access ramps at Genesee Avenue (and Sorrento Valley Road), and widening Genesee Avenue in both directions adjacent to the freeway to provide new through and turn lanes. Also on the agenda is replacing the existing six-lane Genesee Avenue overpass with a ten-lane bridge to accommodate current and future traffic demands. The same reasoning applies to adding an auxiliary lane in the northbound direction on I-5 between Genesee Avenue and Roselle Street. And, thinking beyond the automobile, there will be a new separated bike path for cyclists. This is a lot to look forward to with the projected completion date of Spring 2018. Maybe! To learn more: google: I-5 Genesee Avenue Interchange Project.

That’s not all. At the same time, construction on the
Mid-Coast Trolley route, managed by the San Diego Association of Governments (SANDAG), has started. The new trolley line that will link downtown San Diego to UTC and UCSD is anticipated to be ready to roll by 2021. To learn more: http://bit.ly/Mid-Coast-Trolley




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