News Releases


Interstate 5 Genesee Avenue Interchange Project Complete (June 29, 2018)

Westbound Manchester Avenue Closed Saturday, June 9 and Early Sunday, June 10 at Interstate 5 in Encinitas (June 7, 2018)



News Stories
Plan to stabilize Del Mar bluffs underway (ABC 10 News, August 5, 2019)


New Carlsbad Connector service will ease travel woes (Carlsbad Chamber of Commerce, August 5, 2019)

Carlsbad creates commuter shuttle (Coast News, August 2, 2019)



Improved bikeway, pedestrian path opens in Encinitas (ABC 10 News, May 9, 2019)

SANDAG and CalTrans Announce Completion a of Trio of Transit, Safety, and Mobility Projects in Encinitas * (Oside News, May 10, 2019)

COMPLETION OF TRIO ENCINITAS TRANSIT, MOBILITY PROJECTS CELEBRATED * (The Vista Press, May 9, 2019)

SANDAG to hold ribbon cutting ceremony to celebrate completion of three projects * (KUSI, May 9, 2019)

SANDAG hosts ribbon cutting celebration for completion of three mobility projects * (KUSI, May 9, 2019)

SANDAG crews complete three transit, mobility and safety projects in Encinitas * (10 News, May 9, 2019)

Crews celebrate opening of bikeway and bridge * (10 News, May 9, 2019)

Crews celebrate completion of three Encinitas projects; SANDAG Bike to Work Day is May 16 * (10 News, May 9, 2019)

City leaders celebrate Encinitas mobility projects completion, in time for Bike to Work Day * (10 News, May 9, 2019)

Ribbon cutting for Coastal Rail Trail with inaugural bike ride * (CBS 8, May 9, 2019)

Ribbon cutting for Coast Rail Trail project completion * (CBS 8, May 9, 2019)

Speed limit drops to 55 mph on I-5 in North County area (The Coast News, March 11, 2019)

I-5 speed limit to fall to 55 in North County on Monday (San Diego Union Tribune, March 10, 2019)

Temporary speed limit reduction along Interstate 5 in Encinitas, Carlsbad takes effect Monday (CBS 8, March 10, 2019)

Speed Limit on Portion of I-5 to Be Reduced for Three Years During Carpool Construction (NBC 7, March 10, 2019)

Attention drivers: Speed limit change, freeway closures you need to know about (Fox 5, March 10, 2019)

Caltrans reduces speed limit to 55 along I-5 construction zone (CBS 8, March 8, 2019)

Speed limit to be reduced to 55 MPH along 8-mile stretch of Interstate 5 in North County (ABC 10, March 8, 2019)

Speed Limit on I-5 Cut to 55 MPH in North County Construction Zone (Times of San Diego, March 8, 2019)

55-mph limit returns to Interstate 5 from Encinitas to Carlsbad (North Coast Current, March 8, 2019)



Chesterfield Drive re-opens, project nears completion (The Coast News Group, January 23, 2019)


SANDAG crews to begin placing concrete barriers on I-5 shoulder between Encinitas and Carlsbad (CBS 8, January 6, 2018)

Concrete Barriers Going Up for Carpool Lane Construction on Interstate 5 (Times of San Diego, January 5, 2019)

Encinitas street closed for bike and walkway improvements (ABC 10 News, January 2, 2019)

Chesterfield Drive to close for three works for improvements (KUSI, January 2, 2019)

Keeping drivers, pedestrians, and bicyclists safe from speeding trains in North County San Diego (KUSI, January 2, 2018)

Chesterfield Drive to close for three weeks for improvements (CBS 8, January 2, 2019)

Chesterfield Drive rail crossing closed for three weeks (The Coast News, January 2, 2019)

Popular Encinitas Rail Crossing to Close for 3 Weeks for $6.2M Upgrade (NBC 7, January 2, 2019)

Chesterfield Drive Rail Crossing to Be Closed Temporarily in Cardiff (Oside News, December 29, 2018)

Chesterfield Drive at rail crossing closed for most of January (North Coast Current, December 29, 2018)

Chesterfield Drive rail crossing to temporarily close (Del Mar Times, December 28, 2018)

Chesterfield Drive rail crossing to temporarily close (San Diego Union Tribune, December 28, 2018)

Chesterfield Drive Rail Crossing to Close Temporarily (Times of San Diego, December 28, 2018)

Cardiff main drag cut off from I-5 (San Diego Reader, December 24, 2018)

Flatiron JV Team Awarded Additional $224-million North Coast Corridor Segment (Engineering News-Record, December 18, 2018)

Flatiron JV wins $224M stretch of San Diego's North Coast Corridor (Construction Dive, December 21, 2018)

10-Week Project to Extend I-5 Carpool Lanes Begins, Noise, Delays May Follow (NBC 7, December 2, 2018)

Carpool lane extension process to begin on Interstate 5 in North County (Fox5, December 2, 2018)

WorkBeginning on I-5 Carpool Lanes from Encinitas to Carlsbad (Times of San Diego, December 2, 2018)

Carpool lane extension process on Interstate 5 in North County San Diego to begin Sunday (CBS8, December 2, 2018)

Carpool Lane Construction in Encinitas and Carlsbad (The Coast News, November 28, 2018)

Buena Vista Lagoon restoration headed for showdown (San Diego Union Tribune, November 12, 2018)

Caltrans, SANDAG Kick Off I-5 North County Expansion (KPBS, November 2, 2018)

Caltrans Breaks Ground on New Carpool Lanes in North County (NBC 7, November 3, 2018)

Caltrans Begins Building 8 Miles of Carpool Lanes on I-5 in North County (Times of San Diego, November 3, 2018)

San Elijo Lagoon restoration progressing fast into next phase (North Coast Current, October 30, 2018)

Agencies offer commuters options as I-5 expansion moves north (North Coast Current, October 30, 2018)

Lagoon's wooden railroad trestle replaced after 74 years (San Diego Union Tribune, October 7, 2018)

North County I-5 Plan to Add Lanes, Ease Traffic | Video (ABC 10, October 2, 2018) (CBS 8, October 3, 2018)

SANDAG, Caltrans Host I-5 Open House (CBS 8, October 3, 2018)

Encinitas seeking student, adult artists for Santa Fe Drive undercrossing (Coast News, September 27, 2018)

First Passenger Train Crosses New San Elijo Lagoon Rail Bridge (Del Mar Times/Encinitas Advocate/Oside News, September 10, 2018)

SANDAG, Caltrans update Carlsbad City Council on Build NCC (August 31, 2018)

Mudflat Habitat in the Central Basin of the San Elijo Lagoon (August 30, 2018)

Mudflats Are Coming Into View (San Elijo Lagoon Conservancy Blog, August 10, 2018)

Remnant of Cardiff train depot to be preserved (Del Mar Times, August 8, 2018)

Original train platform uncovered, plus sandy beaches for summer fun! (The Coast News Group, 2018)

Cardiff recognized as one of the nation’s best restored beaches (Del Mar Times/Encinitas Advocate/Solana Beach Sun, July 18, 2018)

Cardiff State Beach honored for restoration efforts (The Coast News Group, July 18, 2018)

Cardiff State Beach Named One of Nation’s Best Restored Beaches in 2018 (Oside News, July 18, 2018)

Cardiff State Beach One of Best Restored (Dredging Today, July 17, 2018)

Cardiff Beach and Fletcher Cove get 440,000 yards of new sand (KUSI, July 17, 2018)

Groups Celebrate Sand Replenishment Projects (ABC 10, July 17, 2018)

Sand replenishment efforts completed at North County San Diego beaches (CBS 8, July 17, 2018)

Sand replenishment project finished at San Elijo (Union-Tribune, July 17, 2018)

SANDAG Beach Replenishment (NBC 7, July 17, 2018)

New Genesee Avenue overpass in University City includes added lanes, sidewalks and bike paths (Union-Tribune, July 2, 2018)

Officials Celebrate Completion of Interstate 5/Genesee Avenue Interchange (Times of San Diego, July 2, 2018)

Interstate 5 & Genesee Ave. Interchange Project Now Complete (KUSI, July 2, 2018)

Interstate 5/Genesee Avenue Interchange Project opens for commuters (ABC 10, July 2, 2018)

Manchester Avenue Stretch in Encinitas to Close Over Weekend (Times of San Diego, June 6, 2018)

Westbound Manchester Avenue closed over the weekend (Del Mar Times, June 6, 2018)

Construction Begins on Coastal Rail Trail in Cardiff (Del Mar Times, May 3, 2018)

Beach Sand Replenishment Begins at Fletcher Cove in Solana Beach (Times of San Diego, April 29, 2018)

Work to Begin on North County Pedestrian, Bike Improvements (FOX 5, February 2, 2018)

Long-awaited Restoration of San Elijo Lagoon Kicks Off (Union-Tribune, November 30, 2017)

San Elijo Lagoon Restoration Designed to Combat Sea Level Rise (ABC 10, November 29, 2017)

Caltrans Landscaping Work Starts on I-5 in North County (Times of San Diego, January 16, 2017)

Construction to Begin on I-5 in Solana Beach (KPBS, January 16, 2017)



Partner News Stories

Move Over, Traffic! $2 flat rate rides on I-5 corridor (Coast News, June 13, 2019)

Enjoy NCC: A Trio of Construction Projects Completed! (Coast News, May 24, 2019)

Reduced speed limit on I-5 between Encinitas & Carlsbad in construction zone (Coast News, March 21, 2019)

Build NCC: Night and weekend work planned for LOSSAN rail line (Coast News, March 2, 2019)

SANDAG construction crews continue I-5 median work (Coast News, February 5, 2019)

Chesterfield Drive re-opens, project nears completion (Coast News, January 23, 2019)

Build NCC: How we are improving life in the North Coast Corridor (Coast News, December 20, 2018)

I-5 Carpool Lane Construction in Encinitas and Carlsbad (Coast News, November 28, 2018)

I-5 Construction Open Houses: A Recap (Coast News, October 25, 2018)

Join SANDAG and Caltrans for an Interstate 5 Construction Update Open House (Coast News, September 26, 2018)

Mudflat Habitat in the Central Basin of the San Elijo Lagoon (August 30, 2018)

North County Beach Sand Replenishment Project Celebrates Completion and National Award (Coast News, July 26, 2018)

Build NCC: bike, pedestrian enhancements to improve coastal access, connectivity and mobility (Coast News, April 4, 2018)

Build NCC: Night and weekend work planned for LOSSAN rail line (Coast News, March 2, 2018)

Construction to Begin on Encinitas Blvd. and Santa Fe Dr. (Coast News, January 26, 2018)

Build NCC – Preserving and Enhancing the Coastal Environment (Coast News, January 8, 2018)

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