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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.

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.

San Elijo Lagoon might appear in jeopardy now, but it’s all part of a plan

San Elijo Lagoon might appear in jeopardy now, but it’s all part of a plan

Meghan Lanigan

March 23, 2018

Cranes sit on either side of Interstate 5 at the Manchester Avenue exit and orange netting outlines the area where vegetation has been cleared at San Elijo Lagoon. There is hardly any water in the back basins, the lagoon lacks greenery, and if one did not know better, it might look like the lagoon is in trouble. However, all is as it should be, according to Doug Gibson, executive director and principal scientist of the San Elijo Lagoon Conservancy.

Work underway on I-5 expansion across San Elijo Lagoon

Work underway on I-5 expansion across San Elijo Lagoon

North Coast Current

February 3, 2017

Despite January’s rainy weather, construction got underway on freeway and rail projects across San Elijo Lagoon between Solana Beach and the Encinitas community of Cardiff.

A route to lagoon improvement: I-5 project to bring enhancements to San Elijo reserve

A route to lagoon improvement: I-5 project to bring enhancements to San Elijo reserve

Meghan Lanigan

October 20, 2016

Of the protected lagoons affected by the North Coast Corridor Project along Interstate 5, work around San Elijo Lagoon is taking a different approach.

State panel OKs Interstate 5 project across San Elijo Lagoon

North Coast Current

March 15, 2016

The California Coastal Commission gave the green light last week to a major makeover of Interstate 5 running across San Elijo Lagoon in Encinitas, local officials announced March 15.

San Elijo I-5 bridge expansion topic of March 9 state meeting

North Coast Current

March 3, 2016

The replacement and expansion of the Interstate 5 bridge over San Elijo Lagoon and related Encinitas projects are the subject of a March 9 public hearing of the California Coastal Commission.

SANDAG purchases Batiquitos land for open space

North Coast Current

April 8, 2015

A parcel originally slated for a 19-unit housing development along Batiquitos Lagoon has been purchased by the San Diego Association of Governments to preserve as open space, the organization announced April 7. The 50-acre property, known as Batiquitos Bluffs, is located southeast of the lagoon in...

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