Del Mar Bluffs Stabilization

The Los Angeles-San Diego-San Luis Obispo (LOSSAN) rail corridor is the only rail connection between San Diego and the rest of the state and nation. The economy depends on this connection for both passenger and freight transport, but landslides, rapid erosion, and seismic activity have caused collapses along the Del Mar Bluffs. We are working on both short- and long-term solutions to keep the rail corridor safe for travel.

We are working with the North County Transit District (NCTD) to stabilize the Del Mar Bluffs to maintain the integrity of both the rail line and the surrounding area.

Since 2003, we have completed the first four phases of the stabilization project and have identified the funding needed to complete the final two phases.

In Phase 5, we will repair existing structures and install additional supports to stabilize the bluffs. Phase 5 is anticipated to begin in early 2024 and will cost approximately $78 million, funded through a combination of state, federal, and local sources. Phase 6 will focus on long-term rehabilitation and stabilization work.