Chula Vista Bayfront makeover construction continues

first_img Ed Lenderman Categories: Good Morning San Diego, Local San Diego News July 16, 2018 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek  . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave SettingsCHULA VISTA (KUSI) – The long-awaited makeover of Chula Vista’s bayfront now includes some 25 double-trailer dump trucks going up and down the I-5 between Chula Vista and the UC-San Diego campus.It’s a welcome sight for Chula Vista and Port District Officials, as well as Chula Vista residents. The site, is where the center piece of the 500-acre bayfront makeover is being built:  A 1,600 room resort hotel and adjoining convention center, 275,000 square feet.And starting early Monday morning and continuing all day long, through August 11th, this will be the scene here– truckload after truckload of dirt being hauled in from an excavation project at the UC San Diego campus.The goal is to build up the site some 6 to 8 feet– that takes some 210,000 cubic yards of earth.  Hence, the convoy of big rigs up and down the five through the middle of August.Engineers are increasing the site’s elevation for two reasons– drainage would be an obvious one, but with an eye on the future– the second reason is the continued warnings about future sea-level rise.The port’s project manager, Mark McIntire, said the Port has been studying this issue for a long time and through science and theoretical projections, determined there is a lot of need to raise sites near the coastline various elevations.  They’re also raising another nearby area, using 60,000 cubic yards of earth. Posted: July 16, 2018center_img Chula Vista Bayfront makeover construction continues Ed Lenderman, FacebookTwitterlast_img

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