Construction of the San Marcos to Vista segment of the Inland Rail Trail is expected to be accomplished in three phases.
This 1-mile segment in the City of San Marcos was completed in February 2017.
This phase is divided into south and north segments.
The south segment runs through unincorporated San Diego County, and began construction in late 2016. The south segment is anticipated to be completed in mid-2019.
The north segment runs between North Drive in Vista and North Melrose Drive in Oceanside. Construction began in late 2017 and is anticipated to be completed in mid-2019.
The schedule for the remaining three miles of Phase 3 in the City of Vista will be determined when a funding source is identified.
Budget and Project Funding
The current budget for the project is $34.2 million. Phases 1 and 2 are funded by a variety of sources, including Bicycle Transportation Account grants, TransNet revenue, Transportation Enhancement Act, and State Transportation Improvement Program. Funding is still being sought for Phase 3 in the City of Vista.