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Repair timeline moved up for Del Mar bluffs

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Posted at 6:14 PM, Dec 11, 2019
and last updated 2019-12-11 21:14:14-05

DEL MAR, Calif. (KGTV) - Work to repair two washout areas near the train tracks on the Del Mar bluffs will lead to a partial rail closure this weekend, the North County Transit District said Wednesday.

A project team was able to move up the repair timeline from January to Dec. 14-15, according to the NCTD. The washouts were first reported during a storm over the Thanksgiving holiday.

All rail operations from the Solana Beach train station to Santa Fe Depot downtown will be halted and replaced with bus bridges for COASTER trains.

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Amtrak announced multiple cancellations and route adjustments due to the repairs. Learn more on Amtrak's website.

Construction will be focused on an area near 15th Street in Del Mar, the NCTD reported. Steel-reinforced retaining structures will be built in between the existing concrete piles.

Residents in the area can expect significant noise throughout the weekend, said NCTD officials.