Caltrans Announces Speed Limit Reduction along I-5 Construction in Encinitas and Carlsbad
The Build NCC team has put together an E-Toolkit to help inform motorists traveling along the Build NCC construction corridor – between Manchester Avenue in the City of Encinitas and Palomar Airport Road in the City of Carlsbad – that speed limit has been reduced to 55 miles per hour.
Motorists traveling along the Build NCC construction corridor – the eight-mile stretch of Interstate 5 (I-5) between Manchester Avenue in the City of Encinitas and Palomar Airport Road in the City of Carlsbad – are advised that a reduced speed limit from 65 miles per hour (mph) to 55 mph went into effect Monday, March 11, in both the north and southbound directions.
The speed limit reduction within the highway work zone is necessary to ensure the safety of the traveling public, and construction and maintenance professionals as they work to construct the new I-5 carpool lanes. The reduced speed limit is expected to remain in place through project completion in 2022. Construction signage will alert drivers as they enter and exit the construction zone. Electronic speed feedback signs will also be present to inform the public of their speed in relation to the reduced speed limit.
The California Highway Patrol will be actively working to ensure motorists are driving safely by enforcing the new, posted speed limit. As a reminder, all traffic fines incurred in a construction zone are subject to increased penalties, and drivers can easily receive citations for over $1,000 for speeding, driving aggressively, texting, or otherwise taking part in distracted driving. For more information on the Build NCC project, visit KeepSanDiegoMoving.com/BuildNCC to sign up for project updates.
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