Continuing Action – Work with Partner Agencies to implement the Transportation Projects contained in the Regional Plan

Staff provides regular updates to the SANDAG Board of Directors on a quarterly basis. The reports summarize the status of major transit, highway, active transportation, traffic management, and Transportation Demand Management (TDM) projects in the SANDAG five-year Regional Transportation Improvement Program. The TransNet one-half cent local sales tax and other local, state, and federal revenue sources fund these projects. The projects contained in these reports have been prioritized and are included in San Diego Forward: The Regional Plan. The following is a sample list of projects and their most recent progress made to date. The most recent quarterly report was presented at the Board of Directors meeting on November 18, 2016.

  • Mid-Coast Light Rail Transit: A groundbreaking celebration held on October 22, 2016, marked the beginning of construction of the Mid-Coast Trolley. The Mid-Coast Trolley will extend light rail service from the Santa Fe Depot in Downtown San Diego to the University City community, serving major activity centers such as Old Town, UC San Diego, several hospitals, and Westfield UTC.
  • San Diego River Bridge: On September 23, 2016, the Board of Directors unanimously approved fully funding the San Diego River Bridge Double Track project. This project will add a second main track from Tecolote Road to just north of the Old Town Transit Center. The new 0.9-mile track will connect to existing double track at each end, resulting in a continuous seven-mile double track segment for the southernmost portion of the Los Angeles-San Diego-San Luis Obispo Rail Corridor from Balboa Avenue to the Santa Fe Depot. The project, currently in construction, will be completed in 2019.
  • I-5/Gilman Drive Bridge (Project No. 62): The notice to proceed with the construction of the new bridge crossing over Interstate 5 (I-5) was issued in September 2016. The new bridge, located north of the La Jolla Village Drive bridge and south of the Voigt Drive bridge, would expand connectivity of the UC San Diego transportation system between Gilman Drive and Medical Center Drive South, providing a necessary and direct link for pedestrian, bicycle, and vehicle traffic between the main campus and the medical research and teaching facilities located on the east campus. Bridge construction is anticipated to be completed in 2018.
  • SR 905/125/11 Northbound Connectors (Project No. 75) The SR 905/125/11 Northbound Connectors project currently is under construction, and expected to open to the public in late 2016. This project will construct northbound connectors to State Route 125 (SR 125) from eastbound State Route 905 (SR 905), westbound SR 905, and westbound State Route 11 (SR 11). The interchange is one of the last critical links in the overall border road network, providing direct access to SR 125 from SR 905 and SR 11. The connectors also will link to the future Otay Mesa East/Mesa de Otay II Port of Entry via SR 11 once it is constructed.

The SANDAG TransNet Project Office monitors the progress of the TransNet Early Action Program (EAP) projects. Additional TransNet EAP project schedule information can be viewed in the TransNet Dashboard. Updated monthly schedules are compared to the baseline schedules, which are established for a given phase at the time the phase is fully funded.