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Community Planning

North County

North County - SPRINTER/Palomar Airport Road/SR 78/SR 76The North County Comprehensive Multimodal Corridor Plan (CMCP) will study ways to improve connectivity and access to homes, jobs, and education hubs in North County, reduce travel times and create greater trip reliability, and provide travelers with more transportation choices to decrease the amount of time spent in a vehicle.

The project study area includes the cities of Oceanside, Vista, Carlsbad, San Marcos, and Escondido, and the County of San Diego. The local municipalities and the North County Transit District are active project partners.

Major transportation facilities included in the study area are the SPRINTER light rail between the Oceanside and Escondido transit centers, major local arterials like Palomar Airport Road that connect community developments and job centers to major transportation facilities, State Route 78 between I-5 and I-15, western portions of State Route 76, and the Inland Rail Trail bike path between Oceanside and Escondido.

Efforts Underway

The North County CMCP project team aims to define how the corridor is currently performing, examine why it is performing this way, and estimate for future use based on the complex geographic, demographic, economic, and social characteristics of the corridor area.

With this analysis, the project team will recommend projects and strategies that integrate Managed Lanes facilities, transit services, active transportation, operational improvements, and technology to better manage traffic demand and increase future travel choices throughout the North County CMCP planning area.

The I-15/SR 78 Managed Lanes Direct Connectors project is an example of a project that integrates multimodal strategies, and will be incorporated and evaluated as part of the North County CMCP planning study.

Ways to Get Involved

For more information on current efforts and ways to get involved, visit our virtual engagement hub (coming soon), sign up for project updates, or email the project team at cmcp@sandag.org.

About Comprehensive Multimodal Corridor Plans

CMCPs are data-driven plans to reduce congestion and generate transportation choices while preserving community character and creating opportunities for enhancement projects. CMCPs include all travel modes in a defined corridor – roadways, public transit, bikeways, and more.

CMCPs are the implementation blueprints that take the transportation vision of the 2021 Regional Plan and explore the programs and projects that can be developed to make it a reality.