Road work starts at Soledad Mountain-Garnet intersection

Anyone using the Soledad Mountain Road route out of La Jolla is likely to experience road construction at times between now and April, according to Thyme Curtis of Councilman Kevin Faulconer’s office.

“You might want to adjust your commute,” she told those at the Feb. 11 La Jolla Town Council meeting.

The work is to replace a 60-foot metal storm drain pipe that rusted out, causing unsafe driving conditions above the failure at the intersection at Garnet Avenue and Soledad Mountain Road. Currently one eastbound and one westbound lane on Garnet and one of the left-turn lanes from Soledad Mountain Road are closed through Feb. 16.

More work will follow the week of Feb. 22 with the start date for the full replacement yet to be set.

Curtis said crews are planning to work at night to minimize the impace on traffic.

Also at the meeting, former President Darcy Ashley shared information about the council’s updated Web site at

In addition, 10 of the 12 announced trustee candidates introduced themselves. The Light will run more information prior to the election. Thirteen seats are open, with the top eight vote-getters filling three-year terms; the other five are for two-years.

The candidates are Jennifer Clark, Dan Courtney, Michael Derschowitz, Pancho Dewhurst, John Franco, Steve Haskins, John Lorrea, Glen Rasmussen, Ruth Vansick, Ed Ward, Ellen Wayne and Rick Wildman.