Phase II of main gate cloverleaf construction[MIGRATE]
By Cpl. Michael Iams
| April 22, 2013
Traffic changes, which include closing the A Street Bridge to Camp Del Mar, are scheduled to occur from 9 p.m. May 3 to 9 p.m. May 5 north of the main gate along Vandegrift Boulevard as crews construct a temporary intersection in preparation for building an overpass.
All inbound and outbound traffic to Camp Del Mar will be required to use the Del Mar Gate.
Traffic will be reduced to single lanes during construction north of the Wire Mountain Road and Vandegrift Boulevard intersection.
Overpass construction near the main gate is scheduled to begin May 6.
“I believe the construction of the overpass will help ease the flow of traffic to and from Camp Del Mar,” said Scott Tenhoff, construction manager with Naval Facilities Engineering Command Southwest. “During the peak rush hours in the morning and afternoon, the timing of the signal lights can be adjusted to relieve congestion either to or from the Del Mar area.”
Wire Mountain Road will remain open during this time.
Detours at the Wire Mountain Road, A Street Bridge and Vandegrift Boulevard intersection will route traffic as construction of the overpass commences May 6.
“Traffic will be able to use the temporary ramps connected to the permanent ramps to reach their destination west to Camp Del Mar or east to Lincoln Housing,” said Dave McCargar, general contractor with Reyes Construction. “Once the overpass is constructed, we will deactivate the temporary ramps and replace them with landscaping.”
“The traffic at the temporary intersection during the weekend period and after will be a challenge,” said McCargar. “People will have to be patient because the level of service will not be the same as the previous intersection.”
The ramp network and temporary intersection will also be used when departing those areas.
The overpass construction is scheduled to be completed in December 2013.
For more information concerning construction of the temporary intersection and Vandegrift Boulevard overpass visit Pendleton.marines.mil