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Progress Report
April 26, 2019 ยท Issue No. 18
In this issue: Sidewalk Closure at Stratford Square

Sidewalk at Stratford Square
Demolition and replacement of curbs, gutters, sidewalks and planters at Stratford Square is set to begin on Monday.

Four-day sidewalk closure at 15th Street

As part of the Downtown Streetscape Project, the sidewalk on west Camino del Mar just south of 15th Street is scheduled to be closed completely from April 29 through May 2. The closure is to demolish and replace curbs, gutters, sidewalks and planters between 15th Street and the brick pedestrian alley just south of Stratford Square.

Access to all of the Stratford Square storefronts facing Camino del Mar will be unavailable; an alternate entrance will be open on 15th Street.

Also during this period, at the 15th Street intersection with Camino del Mar, the southern east-west crosswalk and western north-south crosswalks will be closed for demolition and replacement. Pedestrians will be directed to the 15th Street crosswalk at Stratford Court. On southbound Camino del Mar, the outside traffic lane, bike lane and parallel parking at the work area will be unavailable. Lanes on 15th Street will be subject to intermittent closure.

The closures are intended to complete a full scope of work within a reduced amount of time. Completed portions of the work area will reopen as quickly as possible.

Construction Activity: Week of April 22


By the end of the work week, all sidewalks on the east side of Camino del Mar are expected to be reopened completely. On the 1000 and 1100 blocks, pedestrian ramps that have required the construction of retaining walls opened this week. Also on those blocks, asphalt paving scheduled for today is expected to restore all public parking spaces.

New sidewalks on the 1000 block
Workers place finishing touches on freshly-poured sidewalks and a pedestrian ramp at Camino del Mar and 10th Street.
Pedestrian ramp at 11th Street
The pedestrian ramp at Camino del Mar and 11th Street required the construction of a retaining wall.
1100 block paving
Fresh asphalt installed today will restore public parking on the 1000 and 1100 blocks.


Sidewalk repairs on the 1400 block
Sidewalk repairs follow the excavation of holes for tree planting on the 1400 block. The sidewalk on the northernmost segment of the 1400 block west of Camino del Mar is scheduled for a full closure from Monday through Thursday.
artists rendering of the 1400 block
An architect's rendering of the 1400 block.

Streetscape in a nutshell

The Downtown Streetscape Project will beautify Camino del Mar and improve safety between 9th and Plaza streets. The $7.2 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.

April 29: Biweekly briefing, public welcome

Residents and business owners are invited to meet the project team and get the latest information on construction activity during biweekly briefings at the Del Mar Civic Center Town Hall, 1050 Camino del Mar. The next briefing is set for 9 a.m. Monday, April 29. Download a schedule (PDF)

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!

Estimated timeline

  • January through April: East side of Camino del Mar
  • April through June: West side of Camino del Mar
  • June: Camino del Mar medians and landscaping
  • June: Camino del Mar paving, striping and signage.
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