About The Project

The City of Encinitas has initiated a project to design and build streetscape improvements on Birmingham Drive from San Elijo Road to Carol View Drive, just west of the Caltrans right-of-way at Interstate 5. The pavement is in poor shape and portions of the sidewalk are outdated from current Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) requirements. This project also presents the opportunity to make the street safer, more pedestrian friendly and more visually appealing.

Project elements include enhancing pedestrian access by installing improved, continuous sidewalks, pavement overlay, installing a roundabout at Newcastle Drive to calm traffic and improve traffic circulation, undergrounding of existing overhead utility lines, upgrading street lighting, and extending existing reclaimed water line services. The project will also include landscaping features and low impact drainage design concepts to create a sustainable streetscape project on Birmingham Drive.

The project was initiated in August 2017 and design will be completed in Fall 2018. Construction of the approved project will begin in 2019.