Limited Parking and Intermittent Delays along San Elijo Ave. during Construction of Coastal Rail Trail

Limited Parking and Intermittent Delays along San Elijo Avenue during Construction of Coastal Rail Trail 

Motorists, pedestrians and bicyclists may experience short intermittent delays along San Elijo Avenue the week of Monday, May 21 between Verdi Avenue and Santa Fe Drive from 7 a.m. – 5 p.m. Construction crews will restripe traffic lanes along San Elijo Avenue and place concrete barriers along the west side of the road. Vehicle flagging operations will be in effect during this work.
Parking on the bluff along this stretch of San Elijo Avenue will be prohibited at all times during construction of the Coastal Rail Trail bike path.  Parking will return in the form of parallel parking upon completion of work in this area. This section of work is expected to be completed by October 2018.

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When complete, the bikeway will provide a 10-foot-wide paved path between San Elijo Avenue and the coastal rail line from Chesterfield Drive to Santa Fe Drive. The bikeway will include a high-visibility crosswalk at Montgomery Avenue near the Cardiff School. The project is expected to be open to the public in early 2019. The $10 million project is funded through federal, state, and local funds, including the regional TransNet half-cent sales tax for transportation administered by SANDAG.

About The Project

The Encinitas segment of the Coastal Rail Trail will provide 1.3 miles of a shared-use, separated path for walking and biking, and buffered bike lanes, along the west side of San Elijo Avenue from Chesterfield Drive to the Santa Fe Drive undercrossing. The proposed alignment on the east side of the rail corridor will enhance mobility for people walking and biking in Encinitas, improve coastal access, and maintain the surrounding environment and parking availability. This planned segment of the bikeway is a critically important component of the Coastal Rail Trail, a bike route that will run approximately 44 miles from the City of Oceanside to Downtown San Diego.

About Build NCC

Build NCC is a collaborative effort between SANDAG, Caltrans, and United States Department of Transportation. The first phase of construction is in the cities of Solana Beach, Encinitas, and Carlsbad as part of the North Coast Corridor Program. Build NCC includes extending the existing carpool lane on I-5 in each direction from Lomas Santa Fe Drive to State Route 78, double tracking the rail line at the San Elijo Lagoon, replacing the highway and rail bridges at the San Elijo Lagoon, restoring the San Elijo Lagoon, and constructing nearly 10 miles of new bike and pedestrian trails. Construction on Build NCC began in early 2017 and will be complete by 2021. To learn more about Build NCC, visit:

Construction Notice by SANDAG & Build NCC

May 21, 2018