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Progress Report
August 2, 2019 ยท Issue No. 32
In this issue: Busy week of storm drain replacement

corrugated metal pipe removal
Workers at 10th Street remove a corroded metal storm drain as part of a replacement project.

Busy week of storm drain replacement

Workers this week finished installing 24-inch, reinforced concrete pipe to replace a failing, corrugated metal storm drain that was more than 60 years old. The installation across Camino del Mar at 10th Street is one of two storm drain replacements completed for the Downtown Streetscape Project. The other was at 11th Street.

storm drain demo
corroded metal pipe
storm drain installation

Week of August 5

  • 9 a.m. Monday: Construction briefing, public welcome, Del Mar Civic Center;
  • 4: 30 p.m. Monday: Update to the City Council, open staff report (PDF);
  • Full closure of west 10th Street at Camino del Mar for crosswalk construction;
  • Trench restoration -- all trenches crossing Camino del Mar to receive permanent pavement;
  • 900 block sidewalk improvements; and
  • Soils prep for landscaping.
woman walks dog on new sidewalk
New sidewalks on the 1100 block of west Camino del Mar include brick accents.

Strolling new sidewalks

Sidewalks opened this week to pedestrians and their dogs along the 1100 block of west Camino del Mar. On the same block, workers installed streetlights, irrigation and electrical systems.

building forms for sidewalk
finishing concrete sidewalk
finished sidewalk

forming curbs for crosswalk at 10th Streeet
An altogether new crosswalk at 10th Street includes a safe haven in the Camino del Mar median and pedestrian-activated flashing lights. The brick paver crosswalk -- the last of many built as part of the Downtown Streetscape Project -- is scheduled for completion next week.

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

Monday: 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, Aug. 5. Open a briefing 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.

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