Caltrans and the San Diego Association of Governments (SANDAG) are working together to implement the North Coast Corridor (NCC) Program, a robust $6.5 billion plan to expand and improve transportation from La Jolla to Oceanside (27 miles). The North Coast Corridor program will add new express lanes to I-5, a second track to the coastal rail, environmental improvements to six lagoons, and add/improve various bicycle and pedestrian routes. The North Coast Corridor Program will be constructed in phases, and is expected to continue through 2040.
Often referred to as “Gateway to San Diego”, the project will span across Oceanside, Carlsbad, Encinitas, Solana Beach, Del Mar and San Diego. Some of the interchanges that will be improved include I-5/Genesee Avenue, I-5/56, I-805 HOV/Carroll Canyon Road and I-5/SR 78. The six lagoons affected by the project include Buena Vista, Agua Hedionda, Batiquitos, San Elijo, San Dieguito and Los Peñasquitos.
For official information about this program, visit the North Coast Corridor website.
The 8-minute video below provides a summary of the project: