Updated:  8.12.22

The Leucadia Streetscape Project originated as a vision to preserve and revitalize the North Coast Hwy 101 Corridor in 2008.  In Fall of 2020, the first of a series of construction contracts was awarded to implement the vision that began over a decade ago. 


  • Corridor Beautification Infrastructure and Landscaping
  • Restoration of Leucadia’s Iconic Tree canopy (101 new trees)
  • New Bicycle and Pedestrian Friendly Infrastructure  
  • New and Expanded Sidewalks and Bike Lanes
  • New Rail Undercrossing and HSIP Flashing Pedestrian Activated Crosswalks
  • Increased Parking Capacity on East and West Sides of Highway 101
  • Parking Assist Lanes that Also Facilitate Delivery Vehicles and Maintain Traffic Flow
  • New Roundabouts for Improved Traffic Flow and U-Turn Opportunities
  • New Underground Storm Drain & Bioretention Improvements to Address Historic Flooding Issues


graphic drawing of 101 with call outs for completed elements for roadway, storm drain, parking, walking, median beautification, new trees, new bike lanes


Streetscape Phase 1 - Marcheta to Basil
The El Portal Undercrossing and Leucadia Streetscape Phase 1 projects were completed in summer 2022.  New improvements include wider sidewalks, dedicated bike lanes, landscaping, irrigation, streetlights, storm drain system, parking pods, pedestrian trials, crosswalks, asphalt paving, traffic striping, street furniture including benches, chairs, tables, bike racks, and trash and recycling bins, and a roundabout and pedestrian undercrossing at El Portal Street which is now open to the public.

Streetscape B and C Safety & Mobility Enhancements 
The Leucadia Streetscape project team has started work on the Segment B and C Safety & Mobility Enhancements project. The project will make modifications to the median and restripe the northbound and southbound lanes through Leucadia to create a dedicated bike lane and reduce the highway to one vehicle lane from Basil Street to La Costa Avenue. This project will bring the Segment B and Segment C portions of the Highway 101 corridor in alignment with the vision of Streetscape in a quick and cost-effective way. Construction started in July 2022 and is anticipated to be completed by late-fall 2022.
Outreach to the business owners and residents is ongoing. Segment Maps with details and project elements are provided below:

Streetscape Phase 1 - North Segment A -  Marcheta St. to Basil St.:  Construction completed summer 2022
pdfs:   project timelines       Athena St. (map 1)        El Portal (map 2)       Marcheta Street (map 3)

Stay in Touch
The City and SANDAG continue to work together to ensure the community is aware of construction activities, the schedule and where to get additional information about both projects throughout construction.  

The project team has prepared a list of frequently asked questions for Streetscape - Phase 1 Construction (Eastside improvements) and the El Portal Pedestrian Under Crossing:  List of FAQ Questions  



Phase 1 Project Photos:

Before & After Project Renderings:

Bliss Yoga (North of Marcheta)

Leucadia Glass (El Portal)

Pannikin  (Athena/North Ct.)