Completed Segments

Encinitas Coastal Rail Trail

Chesterfield Drive to Santa Fe Drive Undercrossing Segment 

Three people biking the Coastal Rail Trail in EncinitasThe 1.3-mile segment of the Coastal Rail Trail in Encinitas opened to the public in May 2019 and provides a multi-use biking and walking path along the east side of the railroad tracks near San Elijo Avenue, from Chesterfield Drive to the Santa Fe Drive undercrossing. 

Caltrans constructed the project in conjunction with ongoing railroad improvement work in the corridor area. Crews began preliminary construction activities along San Elijo Avenue in April 2018 and the project opened to the public in May 2019. For more information, view the project fact sheet in English

Oceanside Coastal Rail Trail

Two people biking the Coastal Rail Trail in Oceanside

In spring 2014, SANDAG, in cooperation with the City of Oceanside, completed a portion of the planned trail between Oceanside Boulevard and Wisconsin Avenue. 

The new bike path is located on the west side of railroad property owned by the North County Transit District. There is now a continuous bike path from Oceanside Boulevard connecting directly to the Oceanside Transit Center. Class I bike paths are bikeways that are physically separate from vehicular traffic. 

The project cost $2.45 million. Close to $650,000 was spent on surveying, mapping, project design, utility coordination, environmental, administration, public outreach, permit fees, construction management, and inspection fees. Construction costs totaled $1.8 million.

About $1.52 million came from the federal Transportation Enhancements program. Another $931,000 came from TransNet, the regional half-cent sales tax for transportation. For more information, view the project fact sheet in English.


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