As part of Build NCC efforts to improve the rail crossing for pedestrian and bicycle accessibility and safety, the Chesterfield Drive railroad crossing in Cardiff-by-the-Sea will feature partial lane closures from Monday, December 10, through Tuesday, January 1, and a full closure for eastbound and westbound motorists from Wednesday, January 2, through Wednesday, January 23, 2019.


The improvements at Chesterfield Drive will enhance bicycle and pedestrian safety, and accommodate the City of Encinitas’ future Quiet Zone for Cardiff-by-the-Sea, which eliminates the need for train engineers to sound their horn when approaching the at-grade crossing. Pedestrian/bicycle access will be maintained throughout the duration of the closure.


During this planned three-week full closure, construction crews will:

  • Construct a multi-use Class I bikeway and pedestrian path
  • Build new ADA-accessible sidewalk and ramps
  • Install new traffic signal and rail crossing equipment
  • Modernize and enhance the crossing warning system
  • Improve rail crossing signals and gates
  • Post additional safety signage

Motorists will be detoured around the closure via:

  • Northbound San Elijo Avenue and northbound Coast Highway 101 to D Street (commercial trucks to use Encinitas Boulevard)
  • Southbound San Elijo Avenue to Lomas Santa Fe Drive (via Manchester Avenue and I-5 south) and southbound Coast Highway 101 to Lomas Santa Fe Drive

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Chesterfield Drive Detour Map

Don’t let the detour stop you from shopping and dining local! Cardiff-by-the-Sea businesses will be open during construction. To learn more, please visit

LOSSAN Rail Corridor Improvements

The LOSSAN rail corridor is the second busiest intercity rail corridor in the nation supporting commuter, intercity, and freight rail services. 

The 351-mile rail corridor stretches from San Luis Obispo to San Diego, connecting major metropolitan areas of Southern California and the Central Coast. Train operations on the line include Amtrak’s Pacific Surfliner; the Southern California Regional Rail Authority’s Metrolink and the North County Transit District’s COASTER and SPRINTER passenger rail services; and Union Pacific and BNSF Railway freight rail services. 

Each year, more than 2.8 million intercity passengers and 4.4 million commuter rail passengers (Metrolink and COASTER) travel the LOSSAN corridor. One in every nine Amtrak riders uses the corridor.

The 60-mile San Diego segment of the LOSSAN corridor extends from the Orange County line to the Santa Fe Depot in Downtown San Diego. The segment passes over six coastal lagoons, Camp Pendleton, and the cities of Oceanside, Carlsbad, Encinitas, Solana Beach, and Del Mar before coming to its final destination in Downtown San Diego. Approximately 50 trains operate each weekday on the segment south of Oceanside.

During the next 20 years, SANDAG plans to construct nearly $1 billion in improvements in the San Diego segment, including a primary effort to double track the corridor from Orange County to Downtown San Diego. To date, two-thirds of the San Diego segment has been double tracked. Other infrastructure improvements include bridge and track replacements, new platforms, pedestrian undercrossings, and other safety and operational enhancements. 

As a companion to the I-5 freeway, the San Diego segment of the LOSSAN corridor plays a critical role in the movement of people and goods within the region’s North Coast Corridor.

LOSSAN Rail Corridor Story Map

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Project Video

NCC Program Rail Clip
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Key Documents


Quiet Zone
LOSSAN Brochure Map

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