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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.

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.

Construction set to begin on I-5 underpasses in Encinitas

Construction set to begin on I-5 underpasses in Encinitas

North Coast Current

February 2, 2018

Work is scheduled to begin this month on pedestrian improvements at two key Interstate 5 underpasses in Encinitas, the San Diego Association of Governments recently announced.

Safety fencing installed as rail work continues in Cardiff-by-the-Sea

North Coast Current

March 31, 2017

Temporary chainlink fencing has been installed around San Elijo Lagoon Double Track Project construction staging areas in Cardiff-by-the-Sea, according to the San Diego Association of Governments.

Repairs continue on rain-damaged roads in Encinitas

North Coast Current

March 2, 2017

Encinitas commutes are slowly getting back to normal as the city repairs roads damaged by nearly 3 inches of rain Feb. 26-27.

CARLSBAD: Public invited to Feb. 16 forum on future of Highway 101

CARLSBAD: Public invited to Feb. 16 forum on future of Highway 101

February 4, 2017

CARLSBAD — The city of Carlsbad hosts a panel discussion and community meeting about historic Highway 101’s past, present and future Feb. 16 from 4 to 5:30 p.m. at the City Library, 1775 Dove Lane in La Costa. The discussion will cover how planning and transportation choices affect the community’s...

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.

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