April 19, 2024
An Amtrak prepare on the Del Mar bluffs the place the stabilization undertaking is deliberate. Photograph by Chris Jennewein

SANDAG is ready to start a three-year building undertaking later this month to stabilize Del Mar’s ocean bluffs to guard the adjoining railroad tracks.

This part of monitor has been repeatedly closed by landslides and erosion, threatening San Diego’s solely railroad hyperlink to the remainder of the USA.

“The economic system relies on this connection for each passenger and freight transport, however landslides, speedy erosion, and seismic exercise have brought about collapses alongside the Del Mar bluffs,” in line with SANDAG.

Crews will set up concrete-and-steel “soldier piles” and cable tie-backs, enhance drainage and construct seawalls alongside a 1.6-mile-stretch from Coast Boulevard south to Carmel Valley Highway. Development is predicted to run by way of the spring of 2027.

The work will happen alongside sections of the higher and decrease bluffs and the seashore throughout regular enterprise hours, on Sunday and Monday nights, and through pre-scheduled weekends.

The night time work is predicted to start in mid-April, and close by residents might hear noise and see lights from heavy gear. This work is critical due to prepare site visitors in the course of the day.

 The $78 million undertaking is funded from a mix of state, federal, and native sources.

A associated program to enhance pedestrian entry alongside the railway is predicted to start building late 2026.