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Progress Report
Jan. 25, 2019 ยท Issue No. 5 
In this issue: Bulbouts

Bulbout construction at library
Workers build a bulbout at the 13th Street intersection with Camino del Mar.


Demolition and construction crews continued southward into the 1200 block of Camino del Mar this week, removing and replacing the sidewalk in front of Zel's Del Mar and forming and pouring the first "bulbouts" of the project.

13th Street bulbout

Bulbouts inflate the sidewalk where it meets the intersection and create space for landscaping and curb ramps. They also add to pedestrian safety by reducing the length of crosswalks.

The bulbout in front of Zel's restaurant -- on the southeast corner of 13th Street -- includes a ramp for a new addition to the intersection: an east-west crosswalk on the south side.

Construction of that improvement is scheduled for later in the project.

Plans also call for new bulbouts at 12th, 11th, 10th and 9th streets.

In other scheduling news, starting tomorrow along the 1300 block, a two-man crew is set to work a half-day to pressure-wash a treatment solution from freshly-poured sidewalks. That will allow the new sidewalks to be open for the balance of the weekend. This Saturday work is expected to continue for the duration of the project.

For the week ahead, construction of a new crosswalk at 14th Street is scheduled to begin and irrigation and sidewalk work along the 1200 block will continue.

Feb. 4: Biweekly briefing, public welcome

Residents and business owners are invited to attend biweekly briefings on upcoming construction activity. The next briefing is set for 9 a.m. Feb. 4 at the Del Mar Civic Center Town Hall, 1050 Camino del Mar. Download a schedule (PDF)

Streetscape in a nutshell

The Downtown Streetscape Project will beautify Camino del Mar and improve safety between 9th and Plaza streets. The $6.8 million project includes new sidewalks, crosswalks, bike lanes, street furniture, landscaping, paving and other improvements. Construction is scheduled to run through June. The Downtown Streetscape Project was first envisioned in 1996 as part of a citywide street and sidewalk improvement program. 

Signage available for businesses owners

In cooperation with the Del Mar Village Association, the City has printed banners and window posters to provide for business owners in active work zones. The signage reminds customers that all businesses are open during construction and also can be posted to  demarcate entrances and parking. Merchants can request signs by e-mailing: 

Free parking at Civic Center

Visitors to downtown Del Mar can park for free at the Del Mar Civic Center, 1050 Camino Del Mar. The garage is accessible from entrances on 10th and 11th streets and by a stairway or elevator that connect to the plaza above.

traffic control devices

Safety is no accident

In construction areas, one of two lanes and parallel parking will be closed during work hours. Sidewalks could be closed temporarily. Please read and follow all posted signs. Do not cross orange fencing and stay clear of closed sidewalks. Thank you!



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