DEL MAR–A bluff that slid on Jimmy Durante Boulevard on April 21 and prompted Del Mar city officials to close the road will soon be reopened.
City contractors hired to clear the road moved in with heavy equipment to remove soil from northbound lanes of Jimmy Durante Boulevard.
The northbound segment of the boulevard between Luzon Avenue and David Way is expected to reopen later this month.
In the coming weeks, temporary repairs will involve the stacking of rectangular, concrete blocks along the eastern roadside, according to the City of Del Mar.
A detour route for northbound vehicles and bicycles includes Camino del Mar, Via de la Valle and southbound Jimmy Durante Boulevard.
To mitigate traffic back-ups, flaggers will be stationed on Camino del Mar at the 22 and 27th street intersections from 3 to 6 p.m. on Mondays, Tuesdays, and Wednesdays; from 2 to 7 p.m. on Thursdays, and from 12:30 to 7 p.m. on Fridays.