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 Build NCC I-5 Traffic Shifts Between Manchester Ave. & Birmingham Dr. (January 25 and January 28, 2021)
late January, Build NCC highway construction crews will shift all Interstate 5
(I-5) travel lanes toward the center median – four lanes in both the
northbound and southbound directions – between Manchester Avenue and
Birmingham Drive in Encinitas. Preparatory overnight work for the traffic
shifts will begin Sunday, January 24, to relocate concrete barriers.
anticipate striping the new travel lanes according to the schedule below*:
January 25 (9 p.m. – 5 a.m.) – Northbound I-5
northbound I-5 travel lanes opened to motorists on Thursday, January 26, at 5
January 27 (9 p.m. – 5 a.m.) – Southbound I-5
southbound I-5 travel lanes opened to motorists on Thursday, January 28, at 5
see the highlighted traffic shift map below:
The same number of lanes will remain in each direction
during and after these traffic shifts. Overnight temporary
lane closures will be required, but no full freeway closures are planned. California
Highway Patrol will provide short traffic breaks to lead motorists into the
newly shifted lanes. Motorists are advised to remain Work Zone Alert
while traveling through construction zones.
traffic shift will accommodate continued I-5 Carpool/High Occupancy Vehicle
(HOV) Lane outside shoulder construction in this area. *Please note,
construction schedules are subject to change.
Nearby residents and businesses can expect construction noise and
lights during this activity, including Occupational
Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) required vehicle back-up alarms.
Crews will work to minimize noise and impacts to all nearby communities.
check back here to receive the latest up-to-date traffic shift notifications.
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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