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New traffic signals and streetlights are ready for activation at Chesterfield Drive and San Elijo Avenue in Cardiff. (SANDAG courtesy photo)

Expect San Elijo Ave. traffic delays in Cardiff through April

North Coast Current March 13, 2019
Drivers in Cardiff can expect periodic delays on San Elijo Avenue now through April, Build NCC announced on social media March 13.
Speed has been reduced to 55 mph along Interstate 5 from Encinitas to Carlsbad during freeway construction. (Photo by Micah Bowerbank, iStock Getty Images)

55-mph limit returns to Interstate 5 from Encinitas to Carlsbad

North Coast Current March 8, 2019
Drivers on Interstate 5 will notice a lower posted speed limit between Encinitas and Carlsbad, transportation, civic and safety officials announced March 8. The I-5 speed limit has been reduced from 65 mph to 55 mph along an 8-mile stretch of the freeway from Manchester Avenue in Cardiff to Palomar Airport Road.
The Harbaugh Seaside Trails property provides unobstructed views of the San Elijo Lagoon and coastline. (Photo courtesy of the San Elijo Lagoon Conservancy)

San Elijo Lagoon Conservancy breaks ground on Harbaugh trails

North Coast Current March 1, 2019
Ground is breaking at the start of this month on the San Elijo Lagoon Conservancy’s Harbaugh Seaside Trails project, the organization announced March 1.
Bicycle riders use a path alongside the rail line in Cardiff. (NCC file photo by Jen Acosta)

Construction to disrupt train service for 2 weekends in March

North Coast Current February 22, 2019
Coaster and Amtrak Surfliner train service will be suspended between Oceanside and downtown San Diego for two weekends in March as rail construction continues, the San Diego Association of Governments announced Feb. 22.
Escondido City Councilwoman Olga Diaz. (Courtesy photo)

Escondido Councilwoman Olga Diaz announces run for supervisor

North Coast Current February 20, 2019
Longtime Escondido City Councilwoman Olga Diaz officially launched her campaign Feb. 20 for the San Diego County Board of Supervisors seat representing the 3rd District. Encinitas resident Terra Lawson-Remer is also an announced candidate for the district.
An architectural rendering shows a possible configuration for the former Pacific View School site. (Photo courtesy of EACEA)

Pacific View site plan up for Encinitas planning review

North Coast Current February 20, 2019
The Encinitas Planning Commission is set to consider the proposed redevelopment of the former Pacific View school site Feb. 21. The Encinitas Arts, Culture and Ecology Alliance, the group working on the proposal, has been rounding up support ahead the hearing.
Rain. (Pete Nowicki, Unsplash)

Encinitas receives nearly 2 inches of rain in 24-hour period

North Coast Current February 14, 2019
Encinitas saw just under 2 inches of rain Feb. 13-14 as an atmospheric river of subtropical moisture blended with a colder northern system that drenched Southern California.
This Caltrans rendering shows a possible configuration for a pedestrian bridge across San Elijo Lagoon under Interstate 5 in Encinitas. (Caltrans photo)

Freeway median work continues from Encinitas to Carlsbad

North Coast Current February 2, 2019
Caltrans is wrapping up work on barrier placement and other construction preparation along Interstate 5 through Encinitas and Carlsbad.
This rendering approximates the look of the completed double rail tracks through Cardiff. (SANDAG photo)

Expect local Coaster, Amtrak rail service closure Feb. 9-11

North Coast Current February 2, 2019
Coaster and Amtrak service will be halted Feb. 9-11 along the San Diego portion of the Los Angeles-San Diego-San Luis Obispo coastal rail corridor for construction work.
Light traffic crosses the newly reopened Chesterfield Drive rail crossing at San Elijo Avenue in Cardiff on Jan. 23. (SANDAG courtesy photo)

Chesterfield Drive rail crossing in Cardiff reopens on schedule

North Coast Current January 23, 2019
The Chesterfield Drive rail crossing at the San Elijo Avenue intersection in Cardiff is fully open, the San Diego Association of Governments announced Jan. 23.
Encinitas resident Dr. Megan Hamreus has been named chief of staff for Scripps Mercy Hospital’s San Diego and Chula Vista campuses, Scripps Health announced Jan. 17. (Scripps Health courtesy photo)

Encinitas resident named chief of staff for Scripps Mercy hospitals

North Coast Current January 18, 2019
Encinitas resident Dr. Megan Hamreus has been named chief of staff for Scripps Mercy Hospital’s San Diego and Chula Vista campuses, Scripps Health announced.
New traffic signals and streetlights are ready for activation at Chesterfield Drive and San Elijo Avenue in Cardiff. (SANDAG courtesy photo)

Closed Cardiff intersection on schedule for Jan. 23 reopening

North Coast Current January 17, 2019
The Chesterfield Drive intersection at the rail crossing in Cardiff, closed since the start of the year for infrastructure improvements, is on track to reopen Jan. 23, according to a San Diego Association of Governments progress report.
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