The San Diego Association of Governments will close part of the Poinsettia commuter rail station Saturday to continue construction related to the station’s future pedestrian undercrossing.
From 6 a.m. to 4 p.m., work crews plan to add temporary shoring to the retaining walls on the station’s eastern side. Crews will also close the station’s pedestrian crossings that connect the station’s western platform to the adjacent walking path.
The work is not expected to stop rail traffic along the Los Angeles- San Diego-San Luis Obispo Rail Corridor. However, residents who live near the station can expect various construction noises and lights during the work.
In addition to the construction of the undercrossing, the $33.7 million Poinsettia Station Improvements Project includes the installation of longer passenger platforms, a relocation of the station’s eastern rail track and new fencing between the station’s tracks.
Once complete, the undercrossing will replace the station’s existing at-grade rail crossings and include stairways and ramps that are compliant with the Americans with Disabilities Act on either side of the station’s tracks.
The Poinsettia Station project is part of SANDAG’s overarching Build NCC (North Coast Corridor) program, a 40-year, $700 million effort to repair and expand vehicle and rail transportation infrastructure throughout the county. The agency expects the project to be completed next year. Information on the project can be found at KeepSanDiegoMoving.com/PSI.
–City News Service
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