Don’t get surprised when you enter G Street in Downtown San Diego the following weeks. The CCDC has started the G Street convertion into a one way street all the way from Pacific Highway to Union Street. The conversion is part of the San Diego Quiet Zone project, which is designed to improve safety at 13 railway crossings (from Laurel Street to Park Boulevard) throughout the different neighborhoods in Downtown and eliminate the requirement for trains to blare their horns late at night – this is great news to Downtown San Diego Condo & Loft home owners, businesses and visitors.
The decision to convert this portion of G Street to a one-way street is due to the fact that the trolley and railroad tracks cut diagonally through the intersection. Because of that unique geometry, pedestrians and vehicles can cross the intersection from multiple angles so adding medians or installing additional gates would not provide enough safety measures.
The work on the six-block conversion will be completed in two block intervals starting at Union Street and moving West. The work, which will be done March 23 to April 1, could result in temporary traffic delays in the area.
For more information about this project and to check traffic delays, click on www.paradiseinprogress.org, a website that provides construction, event and traffic updates for Downtown San Diego.