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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.

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.

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.

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.

Chesterfield Drive rail crossing in Cardiff reopens on schedule

Chesterfield Drive rail crossing in Cardiff reopens on schedule

North Coast Current

January 23, 2019

The Chesterfield Drive rail crossing at the San Elijo Avenue intersection in Cardiff is fully open, the San Diego Association of Governments announced Jan. 23.

Closed Cardiff intersection on schedule for Jan. 23 reopening

Closed Cardiff intersection on schedule for Jan. 23 reopening

North Coast Current

January 17, 2019

The Chesterfield Drive intersection at the rail crossing in Cardiff, closed since the start of the year for infrastructure improvements, is on track to reopen Jan. 23, according to a San Diego Association of Governments progress report.

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