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Caltrans News Release

District 11

July 13, 2017

Contact: Cathryne Bruce-Johnson

Caltrans (619) 688-6670

Northbound I-5 Manchester Avenue Off-Ramp Closed Sunday

SAN DIEGO——On Sunday, construction crews will close the northbound Interstate 5 (I-5) off-ramp at Manchester Avenue in Encinitas. The off-ramp will be closed from 3 a.m. Sunday through 5 a.m. Monday. The closure is necessary to temporarily realign the off-ramp as part of the Build NCC project to extend the carpool lanes on the freeway and replace the freeway bridge over the San Elijo Lagoon.

Detour signage will be in place directing motorists to Birmingham Drive, southbound I-5, and then to Manchester Avenue. Motorists should anticipate a slight delay in reaching their destination. Nearby residents can expect intermittent noise and lights during construction.

Caltrans would like to remind motorists to be ‘Work Zone Alert’, ‘Move Over’ a lane when safe to do so and slow down when highway workers are present with amber lights flashing.

Build NCC is the first phase of construction on the North Coast Corridor (NCC) Program. Build NCC includes extending the existing carpool lane on I-5 in each direction from Lomas Santa Fe Drive to State Route 78, double tracking the rail line at the San Elijo Lagoon, replacing the highway and rail bridges at the San Elijo and Batiquitos lagoons, restoring the San Elijo Lagoon, and nearly 10 miles of new bike and pedestrian trails.Construction on Build NCC began in early 2017 and is anticipated to be complete by 2021. Construction schedules are subject to change.

For the latest updates on Build NCC, please visit, call the construction hotline at (844) NCC-0050, email the project team at, or follow @BuildNCC on Twitter. Additionally, text “BuildNCC” to 313131 to receive construction alerts.



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