Highway, rail, environmental, and coastal access improvement projects are underway in the cities of Solana Beach, Encinitas, and Carlsbad as part of Build NCC, the first package of projects being constructed through the 40-year North Coast Corridor (NCC) Program.
Build NCC includes rail double tracking, extended Carpool/High Occupancy Vehicle (HOV) lanes, new bike and pedestrian trails, and the restoration of the San Elijo Lagoon. These highway, rail, and lagoon improvements are being constructed simultaneously to minimize impacts to the lagoon and neighboring communities.
Questions? Call our construction hotline at (844) NCC-0050 or email us at BuildNCC@KeepSanDiegoMoving.com.
To receive construction alerts via text message, text BuildNCC to 313131.
Upcoming Northbound I-5 On-Ramp Closure at Santa Fe
Drive (December 4-7, 2020)
On Friday, December 4, Caltrans
and SANDAG Build NCC crews will conduct a planned Interstate 5 (I-5) weekend
ramp closure in the City of Encinitas. Weekend on- and off-ramp closures allow
crews to realign interchange ramps to accommodate two new Carpool/High
Occupancy Vehicle (HOV) Lanes, one in each direction on I-5.
The ramp closure will begin Friday, December 4, at 9 p.m., and reopen on Monday, December 7,
at 5 a.m. at the northbound I-5 on-ramp from Santa Fe Drive.
Detour signage will be in place to guide motorists around this closure via
southbound I-5 to Birmingham Drive. *Please
note, construction schedules are subject to change.
Please see the highlighted ramp
closure detour route below:
Weekend ramp closures reduce
long-term construction impacts to immediate surrounding neighborhoods and
businesses, and allow crews to safely and continuously complete ramp
Nearby residents and businesses can expect daytime and
overnight construction noise and lights, including Occupational
Safety and Health Administration (OSHA)
required vehicle back-up alarms.
Crews will work to minimize noise and impacts to all nearby communities, and
motorists will be detoured with signage and traffic controls.
Please check back here to receive
the latest up-to-date weekend ramp closure notifications and detour routes. To
receive construction updates by text message, text “BuildNCC” to 313131.
55 MPH ZONE
Motorists traveling along the Build NCC corridor – the
eight-mile stretch of Interstate 5 (I-5) between Manchester Avenue in the City
of Encinitas and Palomar Airport Road in the City of Carlsbad – are advised of
a speed limit reduction to 55 mph in both the north and
southbound directions. The speed limit reduction took effect on March 11, 2019, and will be in place until
project completion in 2022.
The speed limit reduction within the highway work zone is
necessary to ensure the safety of the traveling public, and construction and
public safety professionals as they work to construct the new I-5 Carpool/High Occupancy Vehicle (HOV) lanes.
Construction signage will alert drivers as they enter and exit the construction
zone. Electronic speed feedback signs also will be present to inform the public
of their speed in relation to the reduced speed limit. Additionally, the California
Highway Patrol will be actively working to ensure motorists are driving safely
by enforcing the new, posted speed limit. To learn more about the reduced speed
limit, click here.
To view previous Construction Alerts, please visit the Build NCC Construction Notices webpage.
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