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Pedestrian access improvements ready at Encinitas undercrossings

August 6, 2020
Construction is complete on bicycle and pedestrian paths running under Interstate 5 at Santa Fe Drive and Encinitas Boulevard, Caltrans announced.

Caltrans to raze old Interstate 5 bridge over Encinitas lagoon

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)
Work to make way for new span across San Elijo reserve
February 27, 2020
Demolition is set to begin on the original Interstate 5 bridge over San Elijo Lagoon in Encinitas, Caltrans announced.

Harbaugh trails now open at San Elijo Lagoon in Solana Beach

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)
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.

New San Elijo Lagoon trails in Solana Beach set for opening

The Harbaugh Seaside Trails property provides unobstructed views of the San Elijo Lagoon and coastline. (Photo courtesy of the San Elijo Lagoon Conservancy)
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.

Encinitas Interstate 5 bridge lanes will shift to new span

An architect’s rendering shows what the completed Interstate 5 bridge should look like, looking northwest toward Manchester Avenue in Encinitas. (SANDAG illustration)
Work on stretch across San Elijo Lagoon at halfway point
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.

Interstate 5 express lane work gets OK for Carlsbad, Oceanside

This Caltrans rendering shows a possible configuration for a pedestrian bridge across San Elijo Lagoon under Interstate 5 in Encinitas. (Caltrans photo)
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.

Tree removals expected as I-5 work continues in Encinitas

This Caltrans rendering shows the look south toward San Elijo Lagoon at the Interstate 5 Manchester Avenue offramp in Cardiff. (Caltrans photo)
Native vegetation to replace lost foliage, project update states
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.

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

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)
September 7, 2019
Local drivers will want to take note of planned overnight closures of Manchester Avenue in Encinitas Sept. 8-13, officials announced.

Encinitas, regional officials mark completion of Cardiff dune project

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)
‘Living shoreline’ aims to boost habitat, improve access
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.

Railway Quiet Zone in effect through Encinitas town of Cardiff

An Amtrak Surfliner passes through the new Quiet Zone crossing at Chesterfield Drive in Cardiff on Wednesday morning, May 1. (Encinitas city photo)
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.

Expect San Elijo Ave. traffic delays in Cardiff through April

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

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

Speed has been reduced to 55 mph along Interstate 5 from Encinitas to Carlsbad during freeway construction. (Photo by Micah Bowerbank, iStock Getty Images)
Speed reduced as freeway construction continues
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.
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