Build NCC | Highway Improvements
Build NCC highway improvements includes extending the Carpool/High Occupancy Vehicle (HOV) lanes on Interstate 5 (I-5) from Lomas Santa Fe Drive in Solana Beach to State Route 78 (SR 78). Additionally, the highway bridge over the San Elijo Lagoon is being replaced with a wider and longer bridge to accommodate the Carpool/HOV lanes and improve lagoon tidal flow. Eleven sound walls will be constructed on private property in Encinitas and Carlsbad during the first phase of highway improvements.
Some I-5 ramp and nighttime lane closures are anticipated. For the latest information on closures, view the closure list.
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Learn more about Build NCC:
Addition of one Carpool/HOV lane in each direction from Lomas Santa Fe Drive to SR 78.
Status: Construction Completion: 2023
A neighborhood enhancement feature in Encinitas.
Status: Completed Completion: 2019
Replacement of San Elijo Lagoon highway bridge to improve lagoon tidal flow.
Status: Construction Completion: 2022
Addition of sound walls to improve residents’ quality of life.
A facility to provide parking, bike lockers, EV charging stations, and access to San Elijo Lagoon.
Status: Construction Begins: late 2022
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