The City of Del Mar’s bridge contractor, Flatiron West, Inc., will be demolishing the North Torrey Pines Road Bridge girders over and adjacent to the railroad tracks on the weekend of Jan. 12 and 13. The demolition is part of a project to preserve the landmark.
North Torrey Pines Road will be closed during the day from 6 a.m. to 8 p.m. on both Saturday, Jan. 12, and Sunday, Jan. 13, from the southern Torrey Pines State Park parking lot (Torrey Pines Park Road) to the intersection of Camino del Mar and Carmel Valley Road.
Roadway detours will divert traffic to I-5 via Genesee for northbound traffic, and to I-5 via Carmel Valley Road for southbound traffic. Pedestrians and bicyclists will be diverted around the closure via Carmel Valley Road and the Torrey Pines State Beach parking lot. Pedestrians are not to use the North Torrey Pines Road Bridge or cross the railroad tracks in the area of the bridge.
The demolition work will require the closure of all rail traffic from Saturday morning Jan. 12, at noon to Monday morning Jan. 14, at 5 a.m. This will affect all rail traffic, including Coaster and Amtrak trains.
To learn more, check out the information posted by Del Mar on its website:
For information on public transportation alternatives, please contact NCTD: (760) 966-6500 or www.gonctd.com.