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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.
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.
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)

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 project to widen Interstate 5 will provide improvements to the San Elijo Lagoon Ecological Reserve, including the lengthening of the bridge space at Manchester Avenue, pictured Oct. 20, for improved tidal flow. (North Coast Current photo)

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.
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