Inland Rail Trail - Schedule & Budget

Inland Rail Trail Project Map (English)

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Construction of the San Marcos to Vista segment of the Inland Rail Trail is expected to be accomplished in four phases:

Phase 1 (purple)

The one-mile segment that runs between N Pacific Street and Cherimoya Drive in the City of San Marcos was completed and opened to the public in February 2017.

Phase 2 (orange)

This phase is divided into south and north segments. 

South segment: The south segment is 2.5 miles and runs between Cherimoya Drive and Mar Vista Drive through unincorporated San Diego County and the City of Vista. Construction on the south segment began in late 2016 and was completed in January 2021.

North segment: The north segment is 0.5 miles long and runs between North Drive in Vista and North Melrose Drive in the City of Oceanside. Construction began in late 2017 and was completed in January 2021.

Phase 3 (blue)

Construction of the one-mile segment that will run between Mar Vista Drive and Civic Center Drive in the City of Vista is expected to begin in 2022.

Phase 4 (green)

The schedule for the remaining two miles that will run between Civic Center Drive and North Drive 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.

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