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Construction and repair. (Photo by Rudy Skitterians, Pixabay)

Leucadia onramp to Interstate 5 will be closed for weekend

North Coast Current June 2, 2021
The southbound onramp to Interstate 5 at Leucadia Boulevard in Encinitas will be closed June 4-7 as work continues on freeway upgrades, the project’s partners announced this week.

Pedestrian access improvements ready at Encinitas undercrossings

North Coast Current August 6, 2020
Construction is complete on bicycle and pedestrian paths running under Interstate 5 at Santa Fe Drive and Encinitas Boulevard, Caltrans announced.
The original Interstate 5 bridge across San Elijo Lagoon in Encinitas is pictured Oct. 20, 2016, before work began on the freeway’s expansion. (North Coast Current file photo)

Caltrans to raze old Interstate 5 bridge over Encinitas lagoon

North Coast Current February 27, 2020
Demolition is set to begin on the original Interstate 5 bridge over San Elijo Lagoon in Encinitas, Caltrans announced.
Nature Collective Director Doug Gibson (far left), Solana Beach Mayor Jewel Edson, Harbaugh Foundation DirectorJoe Balla and Doug Gillingham, Immediate Past President of Nature Collective (far right), celebrate the opening of the Harbaugh Seaside Trails at San Elijo Lagoon on Feb. 22. (Photo by Jewel Edson, Nature Collective)

Harbaugh trails now open at San Elijo Lagoon in Solana Beach

North Coast Current February 26, 2020
The Nature Collective recently celebrated the opening of the Harbaugh Seaside Trails, inviting residents to tour its latest addition to the San Elijo Lagoon experience, the nonprofit announced Feb. 25.
The Harbaugh Seaside Trails property provides unobstructed views of the San Elijo Lagoon and coastline. (Photo courtesy of the San Elijo Lagoon Conservancy)

New San Elijo Lagoon trails in Solana Beach set for opening

North Coast Current February 8, 2020
The Harbaugh Seaside Trails, located at the southwest end of San Elijo Lagoon in Solana Beach, are set to open at the end of the month, the nonprofit Nature Collective announced Feb. 8.
An architect’s rendering shows what the completed Interstate 5 bridge should look like, looking northwest toward Manchester Avenue in Encinitas. (SANDAG illustration)

Encinitas Interstate 5 bridge lanes will shift to new span

North Coast Current January 30, 2020
A major step in the replacement of the Interstate 5 bridge over San Elijo Lagoon in Encinitas will take place the weeks of Feb. 2 and 9, the San Diego Association of Governments announced.
This Caltrans rendering shows a possible configuration for a pedestrian bridge across San Elijo Lagoon under Interstate 5 in Encinitas. (Caltrans photo)

Interstate 5 express lane work gets OK for Carlsbad, Oceanside

North Coast Current January 3, 2020
Construction of new express lanes along Interstate 5 will continue north in 2020 after a green light from the Coastal Commission, the San Diego Association of Governments announced.
This Caltrans rendering shows the look south toward San Elijo Lagoon at the Interstate 5 Manchester Avenue offramp in Cardiff. (Caltrans photo)

Tree removals expected as I-5 work continues in Encinitas

North Coast Current December 2, 2019
Trees and plants are set to be removed along the shoulders of Interstate 5 through Encinitas ahead of bird nesting season by mid-February, the San Diego Association of Governments announced Dec. 2.
An architectural rendering of a possible design for the Manchester Avenue overpass in Encinitas, looking west, shows a widened span over San Elijo Lagoon. (Caltrans photo)

I-5 bridge work requires closures of Manchester Ave. in Encinitas

North Coast Current September 7, 2019
Local drivers will want to take note of planned overnight closures of Manchester Avenue in Encinitas Sept. 8-13, officials announced.
Fencing runs along portions of the new sand dunes at South Cardiff State Beach in Encinitas. The Cardiff State Beach Living Shoreline project opened May 22. (California State Parks photo)

Encinitas, regional officials mark completion of Cardiff dune project

North Coast Current May 27, 2019
Fencing along part of the beach west of Coast Highway 101 in Cardiff might not be a surprise given the ongoing transportation projects underway in the area. But this particular fencing indicates something different — wildlife at work.
An Amtrak Surfliner passes through the new Quiet Zone crossing at Chesterfield Drive in Cardiff on Wednesday morning, May 1. (Encinitas city photo)

Railway Quiet Zone in effect through Encinitas town of Cardiff

North Coast Current May 1, 2019
Local civic and transportation officials marked the launch of a railway Quiet Zone in Cardiff on Wednesday, May 1. The zone went into effect at 12:01 a.m. April 28.
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.
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