North Torrey Pines Bridge Project Updates
The North Torrey Pines Bridge is one of Del Mar's historic landmarks. To preserve the historic character of the bridge, a complex structural analysis was completed to seismic retrofit and rehabilitate the bridge, our City’s southern entry point. The seismic retrofit includes replacing the entire upper deck of the bridge over several stages of construction. The replacement deck will be the same width and lane configuration as the existing bridge. The columns of the bridge will be seismically strengthened and repairs to deteriorating concrete will be made. All repairs will be made such that the existing character is maintained (including the historical look of the board formed concrete finish).
The road will be open to vehicular and bicycle traffic in each direction for the project duration. There will be some nighttime closures, so watch for notices on construction signs and this website (see below). Also, pedestrians will need to avoid the construction area above and below the bridge, for their own and construction workers’ safety. Pedestrians can access the beach west of the bridge by following Carmel Valley and entering through the State’s parking lot just south of the Torrey Pines Bridge construction site.
The construction project is 100 percent funded with a combination of federal and state funding from the Statewide Bond Measure Prop 1B passed in 2006. Prior to contract award, the project completed various environmental reviews, including the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) and the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA). The project design has been carefully reviewed by both Caltrans and the Federal Highway Administration. The City contracted with Simon Wong Engineering for engineering, TY Lin International for construction management and Flatiron West, Inc. for construction.
For an update on construction schedule and expenditures for project please click on the following link:
North Torrey Pines Road Bridge Construction Schedule & Cost Update - April 22, 2013
North Torrey Pines Bridge Evening Road Closure Tuesday, May 21st
The City of Del Mar’s bridge contractor, Flatiron West, Inc. will set pre-cast deck panels during an evening road closure on Tuesday, May 21st. The work will require the full road closure of North Torrey Pines Road from the Torrey Pines State Beach parking lot to Carmel Valley Road from 9:00 PM to 5:00 AM. Detours will divert southbound traffic to Carmel Valley Road and northbound traffic to Genesee Avenue, via Interstate 5. Pedestrians and bicyclists will be diverted around the closure via Carmel Valley Road and the Torrey Pines State Beach parking lot.
Traffic controls and flagmen are in place, warning drivers of the impending work and reminding all to “Slow for the Cone Zone”. Please follow the posted detour route and observe all warning devices and traffic controls for the duration of the project. Pedestrians are not to use the North Torrey Pines Bridge or cross the railroad tracks in the area of the bridge.
If you have any questions regarding this notice, or you note a safety concern, please contact the City of Del Mar’s Public Works Department at GroupPublicWorks@delmar.ca.us, or contact Public Works Deputy Director, Joe Bride, at 858-755-3294 extension 417.