Inland Rail Trail

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The Inland Rail Trail is a proposed 21-mile Class I facility that is located within the communities of Oceanside, Vista, San Marcos, and Escondido, as well as within a portion of the unincorporated County of San Diego.

The eastern most portion of the bikeway already has been constructed by the cities of Escondido and San Marcos and extends from the Escondido Transit and SPRINTER Rail Station in the City of Escondido to the intersection of West Mission Road and North Pacific Street in the City of San Marcos.

The current project, the San Marcos to Vista portion of the Inland Rail Trail, is a 7-mile section of Class I bikeway and multi-use path in San Marcos, Vista, and the County of San Diego. The project extends from the intersection of West Mission Road and North Pacific Street in San Marcos, where the existing trail ends, to the intersection of North Melrose Drive and West Bobier Drive & Oceanside Boulevard, at the Vista Oceanside boundary, and near the North Melrose SPRINTER station. Construction of the San Marcos segment was completed in November, 2016. Construction of the remainder of the Vista segment is anticipated to begin in summer, 2017.

Community Meetings:

Presentations to community groups and organizations are available upon request. To request a presentation, contact Lindsey Bircher at 619. 699.1969 or Lindsey.Bircher@sandag.org.

Current Schedule: The following updated schedule was provided by SANDAG on February 22, 2017.  

Tentative Dates  Location  Description
   

Feb, 2017

County

Complete rough grading County segment Phase1, 2A and 2B

March 2017

County/Vista/
Oceanside

Construction Phase 2 - Award Contract

April 2017

County/Vista/
Oceanside

Construction Phase 2 – Issue Notice to Proceed

May 2017

County/Vista/
Oceanside

Construction Phase 2 – Begin Construction

August 2017

Vista

Construction Phase 3 – Advertisement

Jan, 2018 County Construction Phase 2 – Substantial Completion
Summer 2018 Vista/
Oceanside

Construction Phase 2 – Substantial Completion