by Photo courtesy of the Port of San Diego

Several streets will see closures in Chula Vista as crews prepare to build and install new public roads and infrastructure for the Gaylord Pacific Resort and Convention Center, the Port of San Diego recently announced. 

With construction beginning shortly after Monday, G Street between Marina Parkway and Bayside Park will be temporarily closed, and Quay Avenue south of G Street will be permanently closed. The construction will impact access to the Bayside Park, some bayfront businesses, and the Bayshore Bikeway.    

The public is asked to use H Street to Marina Parkway to Sandpiper Way, extending to and through the park via a temporary access road, to access Bayside Park and Marine Group Boat works. Directional and detour signs will be posted at least five days before closures begin.

Officials say access to Bayside Park and Marine Group Boat Works will not be available from Lagoon Drive during the temporary G Street closure. According to Port of San Diego Officials, the G Street closure signals the second phase of an approximately three-year construction schedule and is anticipated to end in August 2023. 

Other closures as a result of this project include Sandpiper Way between Chula Vista Marina and G Street and Bayside park between Quay Avenue and Sandpiper Way in May 2022. 

The Port of San Diego Said public access to Bayside Park will be limited or unavailable at times during the construction, and no event permits will be issued.

The path toward the shoreline on the Bayshore Bikeway will remain open; however, some of the streetside bike lanes will close and detours will direct cyclists to alternate new and existing bike lanes. 

The City of Chula Vista and the Port of San Diego broke ground on the long-awaited Gaylord Pacific Resort and Convention Center in July, which is the centerpiece of the Chula Vista Bayfront Master Plan. The decade-long joint planning effort by the Port, the City of Chula Vista, and a broad coalition of stakeholders, including the Houston-Based RIDA Development, will build out the 1,6000-room hotel, and 275,000 square foot convention center. 

According to the Port of San Diego, this redevelopment is designed to create new public parks and recreational adventures, improve the natural habitat, offer new dining and shopping options, provide a world-class hotel and convention center, and more. 

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