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Three of more than 50 new mosaics are pictured at the Santa Fe Drive undercossing at Interstate 5 in Encinitas in late August. (Photo by Jim Gilliam, courtesy of the city of Encinitas)

Encinitas mosaics an outlet for students, memorial for residents

Julia Shapero September 25, 2020
Fifty-three mosaics created by local high school students, college students and adult artists are completed and installed under the Santa Fe Drive undercrossing at Interstate 5 in Encinitas.
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.
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.
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.
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 Caltrans rendering shows a possible configuration for a pedestrian bridge across San Elijo Lagoon under Interstate 5 in Encinitas. (Caltrans photo)

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.
This Caltrans rendering shows the look south toward San Elijo Lagoon at the Interstate 5 Manchester Avenue offramp in Cardiff. (Caltrans photo)

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.
This architectural rendering shows how mosaics will be placed under the Interstate 5 undercrossing at Santa Fe Drive in Encinitas. (Courtesy photo)

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.
Orange netting, pictured March 9, stretches down San Elijo Lagoon in Cardiff to keep beachgoers safe during construction. (Photo by Cam Buker)

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.
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