► Erosion along bluffs causes concerns for train travel
In the wake of the latest cliff collapse along the bluffs in Del Mar, SANDAG has sped up their time-table for the next phase of their Bluff Stabilization Project. It's part of a more significant project to install 60- to 70-foot concrete beams in the bluff.
Through the first four phases of the project, SANDAG has put 230 beams along a 1.3 mile stretch of the cliffs in Del Mar. The final two phases were scheduled to begin in 2023. Now they'll start within a few months.
SANDAG worked with local governments at all levels to find nearly $100 million to finish the project on an accelerated schedule. Getting the bluffs stabilized would give SANDAG decades to move forward on their permanent solution: moving the tracks off the cliffs and rerouting them further inland.FULL REPORT