Parking Impacts Due to Construction

Ongoing construction of buildings and a variety of regional transportation projects continue to impact parking on campus. Find out how current construction projects affect nearby parking and see parking options.

Osler Parking Structure

Construction of the Osler Parking Structure is expected to begin in early June 2017 and will be completed summer 2018. The project site is located at the corner of Gilman Drive and Osler Lane near the School of Medicine. The approximately 1,200-space structure will replace parking lot P604 (250 spaces).

Due to construction, parking lot P604 will close permanently June 19, 2017.

See Parking Alternatives.

Trolley Extension/Light Rail Transit

Construction on the MTS Trolley extension began on campus in fall 2016 and is expected to last until 2021. Once completed, the Trolley extension will provide an effective campus commuting alternative, reduce roadway congestion, improve public transit services and better connect UC San Diego with other areas of San Diego County. Read more about the Trolley extension.

Impact to Parking Lots P705, P702 and P701:

  • P705 will close for the duration of construction. (Effective Jan. 9, 2017)
  • P702 will close permanently. (Effective Jan. 9, 2017)
  • A small portion of P701 will be impacted by construction fencing. (Expected February 2017)

See Parking Alternatives.

Gilman Drive Realignment

Construction to realign Gilman Drive will begin Jan. 18, 2016 and will last until early 2017. The realignment will reconfigure and widen Gilman Drive from Villa La Jolla east and north towards Voigt Drive, and will facilitate connection to the future Gilman Bridge project that will be implemented by Caltrans. Read more about the Gilman Drive Realignment.

As a result of construction, two parking lots will be impacted:

  • P406 at Sixth College/Pepper Canyon will be partially or completely closed, depending on the construction schedule. Lot P406 closed completely on June 26, 2016. Approximately 90 spaces on the west side of the lot were returned to service mid-April 2017.
  • P651, the temporary lot located across Gilman Drive from P406, closed permanently on Jan. 18, 2016.

See Parking Alternatives.

UC San Diego Health – La Jolla Outpatient Pavilion

Construction of the UC San Diego Health Outpatient Pavilion is expected to begin on Nov. 30, 2015 and will be completed in September 2017. The project site is located between the Perlman Medical Offices and Moores Cancer Center.

Patients, visitors and staff will be directed to the main Thornton Hospital entrance as the primary point of entry for Perlman Medical Offices. Health Sciences Walk will remain available to allow access all other buildings.

Due to construction, the southern portion of patient parking lot P751 will be closed permanently between July to October 2017.

See Parking Alternatives.

We are working to open more new lots and structures over the next two years as well as pursuing ways to create additional parking spaces. For more information on what Transportation Services is doing to address parking challenges, see our Frequently Asked Questions.

UC San Diego also offers a variety of alternative transportation programs that can help you avoid driving and parking on campus.

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