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 @ HWY 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

Why: 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.

The first meeting for this project was held Tuesday, June 20th from 6:00pm to 7:00pm here at Encinitas City Hall in the Poinsettia Room: 505 South Vulcan Avenue, Encinitas, CA 92024.

The second meeting for the project will be on Tuesday, September 26, 2017 from 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm at Paul Ecke Central Elementary School, in the Multi-purpose room:  185 Union Street, Encinitas, CA 92024.

Input: To offer input, attend the first workshop, or contact Project Manager, Christy Villa, by email [email protected]

Meeting Exhibits from the first Community Project Planning Meeting on June 20, 2017:

June 20th 1st Public Meeting Agenda and Materials

El Portal Exhibit - Existing
El Portal Exhibit
El Portal Image 1
El Portal Image 2
El Portal Image 3