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.
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Upcoming Northbound I-5 Off-Ramp Closure to Poinsettia
Lane (April 9-12, 2021)
On Friday, April 9, Caltrans and SANDAG Build NCC crews will
conduct a planned Interstate 5 (I-5) weekend ramp closure in the City of Carlsbad.
The $870 million Build NCC project includes $195 million in funding from Senate
Bill 1 (SB 1), the Road Repair and Accountability Act of 2017. 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, April 9, at 9 p.m., and reopen on Monday, April 12, at 5 a.m. at
the northbound I-5 off-ramp to Poinsettia Lane. Detour signage will
be in place to guide motorists around this closure via northbound I-5 to Cannon
Road. *Please note, construction
schedules are subject to change due to inclement weather.
Please see the highlighted ramp
closure detour route below:
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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