El Portal Grade Separated Pedestrian Rail Crossing

Time Line: Project construction is anticipated to begin in 2019Graphic drawing of El Portal Grade Separated Crossing

Phase: Preliminary Engineering

Location: El Portal Street @ Coast Highway 101

Description: This project will complete the design and construction of a grade separated pedestrian and bicycle rail crossing near El Portal Street in Leucadia. 

Owner of Project: City of Encinitas

Contact: Christy Villa, Project Manager, [email protected]

Purpose: This area of the City has a high number of residents wishing to safely cross the rail corridor without having to travel out of direction to either Leucadia Boulevard or Encinitas Boulevard. The two main attractions in the area are Paul Ecke Central Elementary School, and the businesses along North Coast Highway; the installation of this crossing will facilitate the safe access to both.

What is needed from the public: During project development workshops will be conducted to present the project background and design concepts to the public. The public is encouraged to comment on general aesthetic, landscaping of the site (in conformance with the City’s drought tolerant plant listing), and community character/project themes during these workshops. They will also be informed as to the safety features to be installed with the crossing.

Project Background and Information

June 12, 2017 
El Portal Pedestrian & Bike Underpass Weekly Project Update #2 – June 12, 2017

June 20, 2017  
The first meeting for this project was held Tuesday, June 20th from 6:00pm - 7:00pm at Encinitas City Hall
Meeting Notice     Presentation     Santa Fe Pedestrian Crossing     El Portal Exhibits:   Existing   Proposed

September 26, 2017
The second meeting for the project was held on Tuesday, September 26, 2017 from 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm at Paul Ecke Central Elementary School.     Meeting Notice