Access slowly being restored in Solana Beach Highway 101 construction

By Claire Harlin

Access to businesses along Highway 101 in Solana Beach may have seemed even more hindered in the last few weeks than any other phase of the city’s ongoing revitalization construction project so far. However, storm drain construction should wrap up at the end of this month, according to the city, and access is being slowly restored.

The City of Solana Beach estimates that Estrella Street will reopen soon after base paving wraps up around Nov. 16. However, it may be closed periodically for rain and storms through the end of the month. Cliff Street is expected to open in mid-December, when water service connections are completed. Until then, local access to businesses on Cliff is possible through Acacia Avenue.

Sidewalk construction on the west side of Highway 101 is scheduled to begin mid-December, and it will take place in very small sections because it’s expected to inconvenience businesses directly in front of store fronts. It will not be until sidewalk construction wraps up that parking along the 101 will be restored.

So far, the city has completed median tree planting and decorative concrete installation, and is in the middle of base paving and construction of median lights and pedestrian ramps. Curb pouring will begin on Dec. 3.

The city is publishing a twice-monthly newsletter to give the community updates on the schedule and progress of the project. To see the newsletter, sign up for the city’s mailing list at or visit the City Hall kiosk, located at 635 South Highway 101.

Related posts:

  1. Median paving wraps up on Highway 101 in Solana Beach
  2. Solana Beach awards Highway 101 construction contract
  3. Sidewalk cafe construction progresses
  4. Solana Beach segment of Highway 101 getting upgrades
  5. Solana Beach approves final Highway 101 improvement plan

Short URL:

Posted by Staff on Nov 18, 2012. Filed under Del Mar, News, Solana Beach. You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0. You can leave a response or trackback to this entry

Leave a Reply



Bottom Buttons 1

Bottom Buttons 2

Bottom Buttons 3

Bottom Buttons 4

Bottom Buttons 5

Bottom Buttons 6






  • Rancho Santa Fe Library to present Alzheimer’s series
    Taking aim at Alzheimer’s, the county Board of Supervisors in May launched the Alzheimer’s Project, an effort to create a regional strategy to improve caregiver resources and to support research efforts to find better treatments and ultimately, a cure for the disease. […]
  • Rancho Santa Fe Invasive Plants and Better Alternatives
    By Steve Jacobs, Nature Designs In California we are lucky to live in a mild climate that allows us to grow amazing landscapes. Because of this mild climate, plants from other parts of the world often thrive; and some grow so well they become known as invasive. These plants ‘jump fences’ and ‘throw seeds.’ Their […]
  • Rancho Santa Fe School District’s robotics program receives new funding
    The Rancho Santa Fe School District is making its school’s robotics program more robust this year, allocating $42,500 in stipends to staff coaches just like the district does for its athletics program. “I think the program has taken a big step,” said Superintendent Lindy Delaney. “I think we’re on our way toward developing a great program there.” John Galipa […]