Updated:  4.22.22

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




 Construction progress photos


Active construction for the El Portal Undercrossing and Leucadia Streetscape Phase 1 projects is on schedule with an anticipated completion date in early-summer 2022.  Construction of the sidewalks on the west side of Highway 101 completed in April 2022, starting at the south end of the project near Marcheta St. and working north towards Basil St.  After that, the El Portal roundabout construction began followed by the planting of the iconic Torey Pine Tree in the center. Final asphalt paving and striping work between Encinitas Blvd. and Basil St. is coming in May 2022. Once the paving and striping are complete the new roundabout at El Portal St. will be opened to traffic. Street furniture, including benches, chairs, tables, bike racks, and trash and recycling bins, will be installed along the project corridor in June 2022. Outreach to the business owners is ongoing. Segment Maps with details and project elements are provided below:

Streetscape Phase 1 - North Segment A -  Marcheta St. to Basil St.:  Construction began Fall  2021
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  




Bliss Yoga (north of Marcheta)

Leucadia Glass (El Portal)

Pannikin  (Athena/North Ct.)