Downtown Streetscape Project

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Construction delays

A historically rainy winter and other on-site challenges have caused delays in the Downtown Streetscape Project that have pushed its expected completion to October 2019.

To date, the project has brought new sidewalks, pedestrian ramps, medians, crosswalks and streetlights to Camino del Mar between Plaza and 9th streets.

Beneath the streets and sidewalks, workers have installed irrigation, electrical and drainage lines. In multiple locations, workers encountered uncharted and aging infrastructure. Together with the rains, rerouting or replacing those utilities – such as badly-corroded steel storm drains at 11th and 10th streets -- has contributed to 76 calendar days of delay.

Thank you for your patience 

The Downtown Streetscape Project team thanks residents, business owners and visitors for their patience when dealing with the inconvenience of heavy construction. Contact us with any concerns at 858-755-9342 or

OVERVIEW12th Street crosswalk

The Downtown Streetscape Project has brought new sidewalks, paving, bike lanes, crosswalks, trees and landscaping to seven blocks of Camino del Mar between 9th and Plaza streets. The project also includes major updates of street lighting and furnishings along Del Mar’s main thoroughfare. Construction is scheduled to wrap up in October.

Streetscape costs are expected to total $8.3 million and will be covered with a combination of funds from Measure Q; the existing Streetscape budget and financing.

The Downtown Streetscape Project was first envisioned in 1996 as part of a citywide street and sidewalk improvement program.

Safety and Parking

In construction areas, one of two traffic lanes and some parallel parking could be closed during work hours. Sidewalks could be closed temporarily. Please read and follow all posted signs.

Visitors, business owners and their employees are encouraged to park at no cost at the Del Mar Civic Center, 1050 Camino del Mar. In an effort to minimize parking impacts, contractors and work crews will park and stage equipment and materials at offsite locations.

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Hotline: 858-755-9342

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