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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.

City vs. citizens? Sides differ on perceptions of Encinitas housing suit

City vs. citizens? Sides differ on perceptions of Encinitas housing suit

Cameron Niven

November 6, 2019

The city of Encinitas recently filed a lawsuit against 100 unnamed defendants of a resident-backed group called Preserve Proposition A in a claim to clarify whether future housing plans need to be held for a public vote. The lawsuit is the latest in a series of legal squabbles between Encinitas, housing advocates and the state of California as the city’s latest housing element was deemed compliant under state housing law by the Department of Housing and Community Development on Oct. 10.

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.

SANDAG, local leaders weigh options for regional transportation plan

SANDAG, local leaders weigh options for regional transportation plan

Joel Vaughn

July 2, 2019

SANDAG and San Diego County are putting the pieces together for a public transit system that’s a practical, alluring alternative to the congested highway, but it may be many years in the making.

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.

Construction to disrupt train service for 2 weekends in March

Construction to disrupt train service for 2 weekends in March

North Coast Current

February 22, 2019

Coaster and Amtrak Surfliner train service will be suspended between Oceanside and downtown San Diego for two weekends in March as rail construction continues, the San Diego Association of Governments announced Feb. 22.

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.

Expect local Coaster, Amtrak rail service closure Feb. 9-11

Expect local Coaster, Amtrak rail service closure Feb. 9-11

North Coast Current

February 2, 2019

Coaster and Amtrak service will be halted Feb. 9-11 along the San Diego portion of the Los Angeles-San Diego-San Luis Obispo coastal rail corridor for construction work.

Coaster and Amtrak service closed Jan. 12-14 for railroad work

Coaster and Amtrak service closed Jan. 12-14 for railroad work

North Coast Current

January 5, 2019

Coaster and Amtrak Pacific Surfliner train service will be suspended Jan. 12-14 for ongoing work on the rails, according to a San Diego Association of Governments notice.

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.

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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