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Caltrans to raze old Interstate 5 bridge over Encinitas lagoon

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.

Encinitas Interstate 5 bridge lanes will shift to new span

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.

Interstate 5 express lane work gets OK for Carlsbad, Oceanside

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.

Tree removals expected as I-5 work continues in Encinitas

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.

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

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.

Railway Quiet Zone in effect through Encinitas town of Cardiff

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.

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

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.

Freeway median work continues from Encinitas to Carlsbad

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.

San Elijo Lagoon restoration progressing fast into next phase

San Elijo Lagoon restoration progressing fast into next phase

Meghan Lanigan

October 30, 2018

The San Elijo Lagoon is headed into its next phase of restoration and enhancement and looks to be ahead of schedule, according to project officials.

Agencies offer commuters options as I-5 expansion moves north

Agencies offer commuters options as I-5 expansion moves north

Meghan Lanigan

October 30, 2018

Caltrans and the San Diego Association of Governments are taking steps to minimize the impacts to commuters during construction as Interstate 5 construction pushes northward.

Encinitas seeks high school, college artists for mosaic project

Encinitas seeks high school, college artists for mosaic project

North Coast Current

September 28, 2018

The city of Encinitas invites college and high school artists to participate in a permanent installation of mosaic panels at the Interstate 5 undercrossing at Santa Fe Drive, the city recently announced.

Sand replenishment in progress at Solana Beach’s Fletcher Cove

North Coast Current

April 27, 2018

Sand replenishment is underway at Fletcher Cove in Solana Beach, the San Elijo Lagoon Conservancy and project partners announced April 27.

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