La Jolla traffic lights fixed — after city crew gets out of traffic mess

Traffic going down Torrey Pines Road into La Jolla. Photo: FileBy Dave Schwab
Staff Writer

Traffic lights are out in “the Throat” intersection leading into La Jolla from Interstate 5 were repaired about 11 a.m Friday, after being out for about 90 minutes, said Dan Roberts, the city’s traffic signal supervisor.

“It’s one of many that we had happen,” he said. “We don’t like it when it happens on the busier arteries.”

A crew dispatched to fix the problem got caught in the traffic jam trying to get into La Jolla to fix it.

“At 9:42 a.m. today a call came in that traffic signals are out of order, stop lights are red in all directions, at the intersection of La Jolla Shores Drive and Torrey Pines Road,” said Lt. Andra Brown of the San Diego Police Department during the height of the backup. “Officers are standing by to make sure there are no disturbances while waiting for this thing to get fixed.”

“We do have a technician on the way but he’s stuck on Highway 52,” said Linda Brito with Street Division Dispatch for the city of San Diego at 10:55 a.m. today. “They’re less than a mile away but they said it may take 30 minutes to get there.”

Related posts:

  1. Lifeguards alerting beachgoers after sharks seen off La Jolla Shores
  2. Two-car collision causes pileup on Torrey Pines Road
  3. La Jolla lifeguard tower projects moving toward contracts
  4. La Jolla's park management groups in transition
  5. Scripps glaciologist wins Muse Prize

Short URL: http://www.lajollalight.com/?p=1094

Posted by Halie Johnson on Aug 27, 2010. Filed under La Jolla, News. You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0. You can leave a response or trackback to this entry

Leave a Reply

Bottom Buttons 1

Bottom Buttons 2

Bottom Buttons 3

Bottom Buttons 4

Bottom Buttons 5

Bottom Buttons 6

RSS North Coastal News

  • Man pleads guilty in fatal Del Mar hit-and-run case April 17, 2014
    A man who drove drunk and struck a marine biologist in a crosswalk in Del Mar, then fled the scene, pleaded guilty April 16 to gross vehicular manslaughter while intoxicated and a hit-and-run allegation. Christopher ``Chip’’ Stockmeyer, 41, faces between nine and 15 years in prison when he is sentenced June 20 for the March 28 death of Rachel Morrison. […]
  • Del Mar Powerhouse 10U Champions April 17, 2014
    The Del Mar Powerhouse 10U team played two pool play games and two elimination games to go undefeated in the Triple Crown Sports San Diego Open and win the Division 1 Championship. The boys showed great determination and fight to come away victorious in elimination play and battle for the win with a one-run margin of victory for both semi-final and champions […]
  • Canyon Crest girls crack top three at Arcadia, set new school record April 17, 2014
    Several young women runners from Carmel Valley high schools raced well in the Arcadia Invitational on April 11-12 in Los Angeles. Arcadia is considered to be one of the most competitive high school track and field meets in the country, drawing both national and international athletes to compete. […]