SANDAG Fourth and Fifth Avenue Bikeways Construction to Begin August 2020

The following information was shared with the Mission Hills Parking Advisory Committee by SANDAG. While this project is not directly located within Mission Hills, the affected area is a thoroughfare from downtown to Mission Hills and the Uptown areas, therefore, construction may affect the parking and transportation within Mission Hills.

Construction to Begin on Fourth and Fifth Avenue Bikeways in the City of San Diego

SANDAG Crews to Begin Construction Next Week

Starting the week of August 10, SANDAG will begin construction of the Fourth and Fifth Avenue Bikeways in the City of San Diego. The project extends approximately 2.25 miles on both Fourth and Fifth avenues from B Street in Downtown San Diego to Washington Street in Hillcrest, resulting in a total of 4.5 miles of new bikeways. 

For the first several weeks, crews will be working on Fourth and Fifth avenues between B Street and Beech Street in Downtown San Diego. As construction progresses, work will proceed northbound along the project corridors.

Construction is anticipated to be complete in 2022.

What to Expect During Construction

  • Most work will occur Monday through Friday, holidays excluded, between 7 a.m. and 5 p.m. Occasional Saturday work may be required.
  • Lane closures, traffic control, parking restrictions, and pedestrian detours will be in effect.
  • Temporary bike lane closures: Bicyclists will be routed to the adjacent vehicle travel lane to bypass the existing bike lanes where crews will be working. Alternatively, people biking may choose a parallel route using the bike lanes on Sixth Avenue.
  • Access to businesses and driveways will be maintained.

Crews will minimize impacts to the maximum extent possible. Please note, construction schedules are subject to change.

Construction notices will be posted online at KeepSanDiegoMoving.com/FourthandFifthBikewaysNotices.

About the Project

The Fourth and Fifth Avenue Bikeways project will add more than 4.5 miles of new bikeways that will make the streets safer and more pleasant for all users. They will provide a vital connection for residents to walk and bike between vibrant communities within San Diego’s urban core including Hillcrest, Bankers Hill, and Downtown San Diego.

Project features will include separated bikeways, buffered bike lanes, bike boxes, high-visibility crosswalks, and other traffic calming measures.

The Fourth and Fifth Avenue Bikeways project is a critical component of the SANDAG Regional Bike Plan Early Action Program (EAP), an initiative approved by the SANDAG Board of Directors in 2013 to construct a regional network of high-quality complete streets and bikeways that will make walking, biking, or using other forms of active transportation a competitive and attractive option for everyday travel. The proposed network reimagines how we use space on our streets to make them safer and more comfortable for every person who uses them, regardless of age, race, or physical ability.  

To learn more about Fourth and Fifth Avenue Bikeways, visit KeepSanDiegoMoving.com/FourthandFifthAvenueBikeways.

Questions/Concerns? Please email GObyBIKE@sandag.org or call the toll-free bikeway construction hotline at (833) 899-BIKE / (833) 899-2453. Follow @SANDAG on Twitter for construction updates; search for #GObyBIKEsd.

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