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TRAFFIC ALERT: Nighttime road closures scheduled along San Marcos Boulevard beginning May 9th

San Marcos Boulevard between Tiger Way and Rancheros Drive will close from 8 pm to 5 am on Tuesday, May 9 and Wednesday, May 10 as crews work to overlay the intersection with asphalt concrete. Traffic on San Marcos Boulevard will be detoured via Tiger Way, Autumn Drive, Richmar Avenue and Mission Road.

Although two-way traffic will be maintained along Twin Oaks Valley Road and nighttime hours will minimize impacts to motorists, traffic delays are anticipated and motorists are encouraged to use alternate routes during the work period. Standard traffic control measures with advanced warning signs and detour directions will be in place.

Delays in the schedule may occur due to inclement weather conditions.

For more information, contact the city’s Public Works Department at (760) 752-7550. To receive automatic traffic and roadwork updates, register for the city’s email notifications by visiting www.san-marcos.net/alerts.

The City of San Marcos’s brown front lawn to transform into water-wise landscaping


City’s brown front lawn to transform into water-wise landscaping

The extra water-saving mile, the City of San Marcos will transform the brown Civic Center front lawn along San Marcos Boulevard into a water-wise landscape.

Instead of intensive, high maintenance ornamental turf, residents will see a native mow free grass surrounded by an oval-shaped border of octopus agave, yellow blanket flowers and blue chalk sticks. Higher efficiency irrigation technology with drip emitters and high-efficiency spray nozzles will also be put in place.

“Knowing that we are facing an unprecedented drought, this project is helping the city be good stewards of all our water resources,” said Communications Officer Sarah Macdonald.

By transforming the landscaped area, the city expects to reduce water use by more than 50 percent while trimming down on landscape maintenance costs for fertilizers, weed control and labor.

The $400,000 project, paid for in part by funding from the Water Security, Clean Drinking Water, Coastal and Beach Protection Act, will reduce water use and minimize run-off into the streets while creating a sustainable space for City Hall visitors.

The proposed project will be reviewed for approval during the regularly scheduled City Council meeting on Tuesday, September 22, 2015 at 6 pm. If the designs are approved, crews will begin work in November.

To learn more about the city’s water-saving efforts, visit www.san-marcos.net/savingh2o.

The City of San Marcos successfully hosts complete streets workshop, requests additional input on San Marcos Boulevard


On Wednesday, November 13, the City of San Marcos held a workshop on transforming San Marcos Boulevard and collected public input about shaping the major thoroughfare into a destination that is easily accessible by walking, biking, taking transit or driving. In line with the General Plan Update and the Creek District Specific Plan, the San Marcos Boulevard corridor was presented as the future downtown for San Marcos, slated to become a destination for residents and regional neighbors alike.


Residents who were unable to attend the complete streets workshop regarding the transformation of San Marcos Boulevard are invited to provide input through an online survey through Sunday, December 1 at midnight. Participants can take the survey by visiting www.surveymonkey.com/s/SanMarcosBoulevardCompleteStreets.

As a follow up to the workshop and survey, WalkSanDiego is hosting a “Walk, Bike, and Roll” audit on Saturday, November 23 from 9 to 11 am to assess the boulevard’s corridor on foot. The audit provides an opportunity for an evaluation of the corridor as it relates to the safety, access, comfort and convenience of the walking, biking, transit, and driving environment.

To join WalkSanDiego in assessing the corridor on foot, please RSVP with Kaley Lyons, klyons@walksandiego.org or (619) 544-9255.