Del Mar bluffs bolstered
SANDAG soon will begin work to stabilize the bluffs along the railroad track within the North County Transit District (NCTD) railroad right-of-way in the City of Del Mar. Most of the work will be done along the track between 11th and 15th streets. Another area to be stabilized is located where 8th Street would intersect the track with one final area located just north of Torrey Pines State Beach at Anderson Canyon. The work is scheduled to begin in late spring 2007.
The most significant portion of the work will take place Sunday through Thursday evenings from approximately 10 p.m. to 6 a.m. It is anticipated that this work will be completed within a year. It also is anticipated that the most significant construction activities will not be in any one location for longer than a two to three week period. Residents will be notified in advance when to expect construction activities to occur in their immediate location.
Why the project is needed
The NCTD railroad right-of-way is an integral part of the 128-mile Los Angeles to San Diego (LOSSAN) Rail Corridor. The corridor provides a vital link for passenger and freight movements within San Diego County as well as between San Diego, Los Angeles and points further north. Therefore, NCTD and SANDAG are implementing this project to provide additional lateral support in order to preserve the track structure, ensure the viability of rail service and protect NCTD's investment in the railroad right-of-way.
Construction activities will include: drilling 30- or 36-inch diameter holes for soldier piles which are spaced approximately 10 feet on center and at a depth of 30 to 60 feet; installation of steel beams into the holes; backfilling the holes with concrete; installation of tie-backs and initial lagging walls; hauling of excavated material for off-site disposal; and, where construction severs the existing landslide warning system, restoration of the system to those areas not supported by the soldier piles.
An informational Open House was held on February 22, 2007, from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Del Mar City Hall Annex to present the schedule and process for stabilizing the bluffs along the railroad tracks in Del Mar.
For more information, contact Ramon Ruelas, Project Manager, at (619) 699-6944 or email@example.com. If you would like to receive information regarding this project as it becomes available, please send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org with ‘Del Mar Bluffs Project’ in the subject line and you will added to our e-mail distribution list.
Information also is available by visiting www.sandag.org/delmarbluffs.
Ramon Ruelas, Senior Engineer
email@example.com, (619) 699-6944