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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 (dark green)
Construction of the one-mile segment that runs between North Pacific Street and Cherimoya Drive in the City of San Marcos began in late 2015. Phase 1 of the Inland Rail Trail was completed and opened to the public in February 2017.
Phase 2 (purple)
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 in unincorporated San Diego County and the City of Vista. Construction of the south segment began in late 2016.
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 of the north segment began in late 2017.
Phase 2 of the Inland Rail Trail was completed and opened to the public in January 2021.
Phase 3 (orange)
Construction of the one-mile segment that will run between Mar Vista Drive and Civic Center Drive in the City of Vista is anticipated to begin in 2024, with significant construction estimated by early 2026.
Phase 4 (blue)
Construction of the remaining two miles that will run between Civic Center Drive and North Drive in the City of Vista is expected to begin in 2026.
Budget and Funding Sources
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. Phases 3 and 4 are funded by a variety of sources, including TransNet revenue and grants from the California Transportation Commission's Active Transportation Program (ATP).