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San Marcos goes back to school -Traffic delays expected during daily commute

Traffic delays expected during daily commute

As the summer winds down, San Marcos students are headed back to school. With elementary, middle and high schools along with California State San Marcos and Palomar College back in session this week, I-15 and SR-78 travelers can expect increased traffic delays during their daily commute.

While the increase in traffic congestion is familiar to city residents, students and commuters alike, the City of San Marcos is pleased to report that continued relief is on the way. In the city’s ongoing efforts to get motorists moving and improve traffic flow, several roadway improvement projects are lined up over the next five years.

Planned projects include Improvements to the intersection of Las Posas Road and Mission Road near Palomar College and the transit center; Construction of two new bridges to replace Bent Avenue and Via Vera Cruz between San Marcos Boulevard and Discovery Street; San Marcos Boulevard and Discovery Street intersection improvements; and construction of Twin Oaks Trail north of Borden Road.

During the school year and periods of roadway construction, motorists should drive with caution in and around work areas, and provide ample time to reach destinations safely and on time.

To learn more about capital improvement projects in San Marcos, visit www.san-marcos.net/cip.

2017 San Elijo Elementary & Double Peak Country Fair

Yee-haw! Dust off your boots because The Country Fair is coming and it going to be an amazing experience for the whole family!  Presented to you by San Elijo Elementary and Double Peak School, this is an event you will not want to miss!!  This much anticipated volunteer run event brings people from the community together to build camaraderie and create memories while raising money for education.

This year’s shindig will be held:

 Friday, May12th from 5pm – 8pm and Saturday, May 13th 11am – 5pm 

at the San Elijo Elementary School (SEES).

Friday Night festivities will include food, a live DJ  and plenty of fun while you seek thrills on your favorite carnival rides like the Zipper, Crazy Plane, Umbrella Cars, Cycle Jump, Alligator Alley and more.  Saturday will feature the all of the rides plus other fun activities including Pony Rides, Petting Zoo, games, prize walk,  and so much more!!!  

Do you have a business you would like to promote?? The Country Fair committee needs new ranchers (Sponsors) and ranch hands (volunteers for the committee) to help make their biggest fundraiser of the year a good ole-fashioned success.  If you would like more information on how to become a sponsor or volunteer; please contact TheCountryFair2017@gmail.com.

This is a PTO sponsored event and all proceeds go to support and supplement educational programs within San Elijo Elementary and Double Peak School.  Both schools are a 501c3 and all donations are tax deductible.

San Elijo Hills Celebrates the Grand Opening of The Estates By Davidson Communities on Jan. 21

 

The San Elijo Hills’ neighborhood features expansive ocean views and estate-style amenities and architecture

San Elijo Hills is celebrating the grand opening of The Estates at San Elijo Hills by Davidson Communities, Saturday, Jan. 21, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. with performances by the Double Peak School Jazz Band and other festivities.

“The Estates at San Elijo Hills by Davidson Communities do justice to their stately name,” said Halé Richardson, marketing director for San Elijo Hills Development Company.  “ They are grand in every sense of the word:  huge gourmet kitchens (some with a secondary prep kitchen), spacious indoor-outdoor entertainment spaces, courtyards, morning rooms, covered loggias, optional outdoor sleeping porches, casitas and expansive views of the Pacific coastline and rolling hills.”

The Estates offer 58 single-family residences in variety of flexible floorplans, ranging from 4,581 to 6,322 square feet with up to seven bedrooms. The gated neighborhood showcases distinctive architecture in Spanish-, Tuscan-, Monterey- and French Country-inspired styles.  Homes are priced from the $1 millions.  Three beautifully decorated models are located at 956 Pearl Drive, San Marcos.  For information, call (760) 566-8994.

One other new neighborhood is currently available, The Summit at San Elijo Hills, located adjacent to Double Peak Park, the highest point in coastal North County. The Summit features 44 luxuriously scaled residences on large homesites. Five floorplans, ranging from 3,070 to 4,965 square feet with three to seven bedrooms and 3.5 to 7.5 baths, are offered with an amazing array of options.

These architecturally significant floorplans feature stunning indoor-outdoor configurations, offering walls of glass and doors that retract. Homes at this gated neighborhood are priced from the low $1 millions. For information, contact (760) 653-7010.

Children at both The Summit and The Estates will attend the brand new Double Peak School, which opened last fall.

“San Elijo Hills has saved the best for last,” said Richardson.  ‘These neighborhoods offer unsurpassed architectural splendor and panoramic views of the ocean and rolling hills,” she said.

San Elijo Hills is an established 1,920-acre community that integrates shopping, homes, schools, and recreation within an ecologically sensitive plan that sets aside more than half of the property as protected open space and parks.

For more information on San Elijo Hills, visit sanelijohills.com or email learnmore@sanelijohills.com

Double Peak School in San Marcos focuses on innovation, and includes a “maker space.” | SanDiegoUnionTribune.com

Students from kindergarten through middle school will try their hands at engineering, design and coding at Double Peak School in San Marcos, which opened its doors Monday. The school, open to students in kindergarten through eighth grade, sits off San Elijo Road, with expansive views of the hills on either side. With a focus on innovation, it features a “maker space,” where students can practice conceiving and constructing inventions, and an innovation lab, where they will learn apps, programs and other technological tools.

Read More Via Source: Double Peak School in San Marcos focuses on innovation, and includes a “maker space.” | SanDiegoUnionTribune.com

Lane closures scheduled along Twin Oaks Valley Road

Beginning Monday, July 18, multiple lane closures have been scheduled along S. Twin Oaks Valley Rd. from Village Drive to Double Peak School. Traffic may be affected Monday through Friday from 9 am to 4 pm in order to accommodate construction of a potable water line for the new Rancho Coronado housing development.

All lane closures are expected to be lifted by Friday, August 5. Delays in the schedule may occur due to inclement weather conditions or other unforeseen conditions.

Although two-way traffic will be maintained along S. Twin Oaks Valley Rd, motorists can expect intermittent detours at S. Village Drive. Flaggers may be posted to help facilitate traffic flow.

Traffic delays are anticipated and motorists are encouraged to use alternate routes or leave early to get to destinations on time.

Double Peak school near completion; construction will close lanes on San Elijo Road | SanDiegoUnionTribune.com

SAN MARCOS — Traffic slowdowns are coming to San Elijo Road in San Marcos as Double Peak School enters the final phases of construction this summer.The K-8 campus will open Aug. 29, and will serve students from the San Elijo Hills area. Traffic improvements needed to add turning lanes into the school will close down one lane in each direction for a portion of San Elijo Road for several months, officials said.“We’re removing the median in order to create two left-hand lanes into the school and add signals and lights,” said Tova Corman, executive director of facilities planning and development for San Marcos Unified School District.The closures started Monday, and on Wednesday night the road will be reduced to a single lane between 7 p.m. and 5 a.m.

 

 

Meanwhile, construction of the school will proceed in phases, with the first building slated for completion June 1 and subsequent structures opening every few weeks over the summer.“The site is doing really well,” Corman said. “The first building will be classrooms and administration.”As crews move in furniture, construction will continue on four other structures: a second classroom building, kitchen, gym and performing arts center.

 

 

When completed, the school will have 51 classrooms and accommodate up to 1,200 students, Corman said. It will open in August with 950 students in grades K-7.With a focus on music, arts and innovation, Double Peak will offer an instrumental music program for students in kindergarten through eighth grade, said Principal Steve Baum. It will also have a “maker space” for design and construction, and instruction in engineering, coding and technology. Administrators, teachers and nutrition staff had a hand in helping plan the school, Corman said, ensuring that the buildings’ form fits their function.“It’s gorgeous,” Corman said. “The classrooms are all two-story buildings to save space. One thing that’s cool is we have retention basins required by law, (constructed by) reusing the double peak rocks from the site. The classrooms are going to be amazing, using newest technology for computer labs.”

Source: Double Peak school near completion; construction will close lanes on San Elijo Road | SanDiegoUnionTribune.com

Road work continues along San Elijo Road to pave way for Double Peak School Traffic reduced to single lanes until late August

Beginning Monday, May 16, traffic will be reduced to one lane on both north- and southbound sides along San Elijo Road and S. Twin Oaks Valley Road to accommodate roadway improvements critical to student, pedestrian, bicycle and traffic safety while paving the way for future access to the new Double Peak School.

Motorists traveling through the area will see signs in advance of the roadwork and should be prepared to be directed through standard traffic control measures.

During the construction period, pedestrians will be routed to the trail on the west side of S. Twin Oaks Valley Road and bicyclists will be accommodated in a striped bike lane.  Additionally, access to Ridgeline Trailhead and the equestrian park east of Duncan Court will be restricted to right-turn only.

Roadway safety improvements associated with the construction of Double Peak School include extended turning lanes into the school site from both directions that will result in widening of the road, relocation of the center median, relocation of major utility infrastructure and the installation of traffic safety improvements such as traffic signals and crosswalks at the intersection into the school.

Although two-way traffic will be maintained within the work area, traffic delays are anticipated and motorists are encouraged to use alternate routes if possible. A detailed construction and traffic impact map will be available on the City’s website, www.san-marcos.net/roadwork.

All lane closures are expected to be lifted before the end of August 2016. Delays in the schedule may occur due to inclement weather conditions.

While these scheduled traffic impacts may cause short-term inconvenience, the work paves the way for long-term improvements to traffic flow and will provide access enhancements to the new Double Peak School that are critical to student and motorist safety.

Double Peak School, San Marcos Unified’s first K-8, will serve the communities in and around San Elijo Hills and offer a focus on music, arts and innovation. The highly anticipated grand opening will coincide with the beginning of the 2016-2017 school year.

For more information regarding the associated lane closures, please contact San Marcos Unified School District’s project contractor Mike Gussa with Lusardi Construction at (760) 497-3097 or mgussa@lusardi.com.

For more information about Double Peak School, please contact Administrative Secretary Jenny Axford at (760) 752-1227 or jenny.axford@smusd.org.

San Marcos, CA: Southbound lane closures scheduled for S. Twin Oaks Valley Road beginning April 29

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Beginning Friday, April 29, southbound traffic will be reduced to one lane along S. Twin Oaks Valley Road from Village Drive to Duncan Court at the equestrian park entrance until 3 pm.

While lanes will reopen over the weekend, the two-lane closure will resume Monday, May 2 through Wednesday, May 4 from 9 am to 3 pm.

Although two-way traffic will be maintained within the work area, minor delays are anticipated and motorists are encouraged to use alternate routes if possible or leave early to reach destinations on time.

While these scheduled traffic impacts may cause short-term inconvenience, the work paves the way for long-term safety improvements critical to student, pedestrian, bicycle and traffic safety while paving the way for future access to the new Double Peak School.

For more information, please contact the city’s Public Works Department at (760) 744-1050.

Strong Wind Storm

The biggest wind storm in the last 15 years hit San Elijo Hills last night. Winds gusting 40-50 MPH whipped through The Hills from 3:00 PM Sunday till early Monday Morning.

A transformer fire was reported near Double Peak School site on Attebury Drive, the San Marcos Fire Department quickly responded at 10:45 PM Sunday.

A swift water rescue was performed for three teens in Elfin Forest area

Shared neighborhood fences blew down in San Elijo Hills. Power was out in parts of Elfin Forest and Questhaven.

What did you experience?

Lane closures scheduled along San Elijo Road to accommodate street widening work for Double Peak School

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Infrastructure work begins to pave way for new Double Peak School
Lane closures scheduled along San Elijo Road to accommodate street widening work 

Beginning Wednesday, Oct. 28, motorists can expect northbound lane closures along San Elijo Road and S. Twin Oaks Valley Road to accommodate roadway improvements critical to student, pedestrian, bicycle and traffic safety while paving the way for future access to the new Double Peak School. Starting early Spring 2016, southbound lane closures along the road will also be in place.

During the construction period, pedestrians will be routed to the trail on the west side of S. Twin Oaks Valley Road and bicyclists will be accommodated in a striped bike lane.

Roadway improvements associated with the construction of Double Peak School include extended turning lanes into the school site from both directions that will result in widening of the road, relocation of the center median, relocation of major utility infrastructure and the installation of traffic safety improvements at the intersection into the school.

Although two-way traffic will be maintained within the work area, traffic delays are anticipated and motorists are encouraged to use alternate routes if possible. Click here to view a detailed road work map. (Due to large file size, image download times may be slow). 

All lane closures are expected to be lifted by May 2016.

While these scheduled traffic impacts may cause short-term inconvenience, the work paves the way for long-term improvements to traffic flow and will provide access enhancements to the new Double Peak School that are critical to student and motorist safety.

Double Peak School, San Marcos Unified’s first K-8, will serve the communities in and around San Elijo Hills and offer a focus on music, arts and innovation. The highly anticipated grand opening will coincide with the beginning of the 2016-2017 school year.

For more information about Double Peak School, please contact Facilities Coordinator Chad Conrad at (760) 290-2646 or chad.conrad@smusd.org.

For more information regarding the associated lane closures, please contact the City’s contractor Mike Gussa with Lusardi Construction at (760) 497-3097 or mgussa@lusardi.com.

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