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Motorists can expect delays throughout San Marcos as crews work to complete important repairs in advance of the new school year

Motorists can expect delays throughout town as crews work to complete important repairs in advance of the new school year

Motorists can expect delays throughout town as crews work to complete important repairs in advance of the new school year.

Motorists are encouraged to use alternate routes, follow all traffic control, drive with caution and leave early to arrive at destinations on time.

  • Major roadway repairs requiring multiple lane closures along San Marcos Boulevard at Rancho Santa Fe Road are on schedule and will continue through Aug. 20.
  •  Caltrans construction crews will close the eastbound State Route 78 (SR-78) off-ramp to Barham Drive/Woodland Parkway for approximately 80 hours beginning Thursday, Aug. 16 at 8 pm.
  • Single lane closures along Borden Road from La Cienega Road to Palomino Drive have been scheduled from Thursday, Aug. 16 through Friday, Aug. 17 to accommodate construction improvements related to the Borden 22 project.

For details about these projects or other road work taking place in San Marcos, visit www.san-marcos.net/roadwork. Residents are encouraged to sign up for the city’s email notifications that include traffic alerts, city news, and other information updates by visiting, www.san-marcos.net/alerts.

Major roadway repairs to continue along San Marcos Boulevard beginning August 6th

Major roadway repairs to continue along San Marcos Boulevard beginning August 6

Significant traffic delays anticipated; motorists encouraged to use alternate routes

Post Date: 08/03/2018 12:15 PM

Beginning Monday, August 6 at 5 am through Monday, August 20, motorists can expect multiple lane closures along eastbound San Marcos Boulevard from Viewpoint Drive to Knights Realm and westbound  San Marcos Boulevard from Knights Realm to Rancho Santa Fe Avenue. These closures will accommodate major roadway repair work resulting from a water main break that occurred on Tuesday, July 24.

Mapped traffic alert for San Marcos Boulevard on July 30Both turn lanes onto southbound Rancho Santa Fe Road from westbound San Marcos Boulevard will also be closed to traffic. To access southbound Rancho Santa Fe Road, detours will be in place directing traffic to make a U-turn at Viewpoint Drive and Acacia Drive.

In order to complete all repairs in advance of the fall school year, extended construction hours have been approved and will be 5 am to 8 pm, Monday through Saturday.

Although through traffic will be maintained along San Marcos Boulevard, intermittent detours may be added throughout the construction period to help keep traffic moving. Closures will change frequently and the durations will vary due to the amount and complexity of the required roadway repairs.

Standard traffic control measures with advanced warning signs and pedestrian detours will be in place. Traffic delays are anticipated and motorists are strongly encouraged to use alternate routes whenever possible.

Motorists are urged to follow all traffic control measures and drive with caution through the work area; delays in the schedule may occur.

According to Vallecitos Water District, the water main break was caused by a decades-old corroded pipe.

For more information about the water line and roadway repairs, contact Vallecitos Water District at (760) 744-0460 or www.vwd.org. Questions about traffic control plans can also be forwarded to the San Marcos Public Works Inspection Division at (760) 744-1050.

 

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

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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

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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.