Monthly Archives: May 2012

Join the Spring Clean UH Up!

See our PHOTO GALLERIES for pics from the latest CAMELOT CANYON CLEAN UP and more… 

WHEN: Sunday, June 3rd, 8 – 11 am

The University Heights Community Association Beautification Committee is looking for volunteers for Sunday, June 3rd  for our Spring Clean UH Up! event.  June 3rd is the day of the Rock ‘N’ Roll Marathon, so the entrance to 163 will be closed to traffic, allowing us to safely work our way down the entrance to clean up the landscaping and pick up trash.

We need lots of help to really make this area shine! Come for an hour or more, and please bring any of these tools if you have them: weed digger, flat blade shovel, heavy rake, broom and dustpan. Water, snacks and sunscreen will be provided, and we will have a raffle for gift cards to UH restaurants. Email us for more information.

Positive Changes for UH Bus Routes

By Carol Neidenberg

Increased revenues, combined with reinstated State Transit Assistance funding, is allowing the Metropolitan Transit System (MTS) to consider restoring and improving services in 2012 and 2013. Improvements may include increased frequency and span of service on heavily used routes, restoration of some Sunday routes, and/or route improvements that better connect the public transportation system. Some improvements will be made in September 2012 and some in January 2013 if revenues remain high.

Increased service is being considered for two buses that University Heights residents use: Routes 1 and 15. The proposed improvement on Route 1 is to add six Sunday trips (four AM eastbound, one AM westbound & one PM eastbound). On Route 15 the proposal is to increase frequency to every 12 minutes during weekday peak hours, and operate midday Sundays at a 20-minute frequency.

Before MTS presents a plan to their Board of Directors, they want to hear from you. The link to their website below shows the preliminary proposals, as well as how passengers can provide comments, suggestions, and feedback. Proposals will be presented to the MTS Board of Directors at 9:00 am on May 17, 2012. This meeting is open to the public and comments can be made at that time.

For additional information, call (619) 595-4912 or visit the SD MTS site to provide input.

Northbound SR-163 Closed Through Balboa Park on Sunday

The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) is advising motorists that northbound State Route 163 (SR-163) through the Balboa Park area will be closed Sunday morning from 3 -10 am.

The northbound side of SR-163 will be closed between Interstate 5 (I-5) and Interstate 8 (I-8), including the ramps from northbound and southbound I-5. Detour signs will be placed directing northbound I-5 travelers to continue northbound to eastbound I-8, and then to northbound SR-163.

Travelers on southbound I-5 will be detoured onto eastbound State Route 94 (SR-94), to northbound Interstate 15 (I-15), to northbound Interstate 805 (I-805), to westbound I-8 to northbound SR-163.

The closures are needed so that landscape, maintenance, electrical, and bridge workers can safely make repairs and perform much needed tasks to maintain the roadway. The work is scheduled when traffic volumes are at their lowest.

Motorists are reminded to slow down and safely move over a lane when Caltrans or other emergency vehicles are displaying flashing amber lights. It’s the law!