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Busy Del Mar road reopens days before San Diego County fair

Posted at 2:43 PM, May 29, 2019
and last updated 2019-05-30 02:20:56-04

SAN DIEGO (KGTV) -- Just days before masses of people are expected to descend on Del Mar for the San Diego County Fair, a busy road has reopened following a bluff collapse.

City crews completed a retaining wall and reopened Jimmy Durante Boulevard Wednesday afternoon.

The road wasn't originally expected to reopen until June 4, several days after the fair opens on May 31.

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The northbound lanes of Jimmy Durante Boulevard closed in late April after part of a bluff collapsed.

The cost of cleanup and stabilizing the cliff is expected to cost $1 million.

At a meeting in May, the city council voted to declare a local emergency, allowing the city to qualify for federal emergency funds.