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Pedestrian access improvements ready at Encinitas undercrossings

North Coast Current August 6, 2020
Construction is complete on bicycle and pedestrian paths running under Interstate 5 at Santa Fe Drive and Encinitas Boulevard, Caltrans announced.
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.
A Coaster commuter train travels along the coast of Del Mar. (Autumn Sky Photography, iStock Getty Images)

Repairs underway on train tracks affected by Del Mar bluff failure

North Coast Current November 30, 2019
Heavy rains over the Thanksgiving holiday led to a coastal bluff failure just feet from railroad tracks in Del Mar, authorities reported Nov. 29.
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.
A Coaster commuter train travels along the coast of Del Mar. (Autumn Sky Photography, iStock Getty Images)

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.
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.
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