Downtown Streetscape Project

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July 22 to 26: SB Camino del Mar lane closure

Paving work between 12th and 11th streets from July 22 to 26 will require a round-the-clock closure of the outside traffic lane, bike lane and parking on southbound Camino del Mar. The work involves demolishing existing pavement and re-grading the roadway so southbound lanes align properly with newly-constructed curbs, sidewalks and angled parking.

11th Street closure through July 19

A full closure of 11th Street just west of Camino del Mar is scheduled through July 19. The closure is necessary to build brick paver crosswalks and sidewalk ramps at the northwest corner of the intersection. The closure effects only the immediate work area. Driveways, an alley and the Civic Center parking garage will remain accessible by way of Stratford Court and 10th Street.

Streetscape completion expected late summer

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

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. Construction schedules are kept as up-to-date as possible and are posted in the upper right-hand corner of this webpage. For safety, some planting areas, footings and materials storage must be marked with orange cones and fencing -- making a segment that's mostly finished appear unfinished. Contact us with any concerns at 858-755-9342 or

Overview12th Street crosswalk

The Downtown Streetscape Project will bring new sidewalks, paving, bike lanes, crosswalks, trees and landscaping to seven blocks of Camino del Mar between 9th and Plaza streets. The $7.2 million project also includes major updates of street lighting and furnishings along Del Mar’s main thoroughfare. Construction is scheduled to run through August.

Sidewalk construction on the east side of Camino del Mar is finished while construction on the west side of the highway and medians is ongoing. Fresh blacktop and lane striping is scheduled for the end of the job.

Streetscape costs are expected to total $7.2 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.

Estimated Timeline


  • Irrigation systems to be completed;
  • Crosswalk construction at 10th Street;
  • Storm drain corrections at 10th, 11th and 12th streets; and
  • Planting to begin mid-month.


  • Roadway reconstruction and striping;
  • Installation of furnishings; and
  • Punch list work, or final finishes.

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.

Biweekly Briefings

Business owners and residents are encouraged to attend biweekly briefings on upcoming construction activity at 9 a.m. every-other-Monday at the Del Mar Civic Center Town Hall. Biweekly Briefing Schedule (PDF)

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Hotline: 858-755-9342

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