The tracks running along the Del Mar bluffs in California are one step closer from being several steps away from the eroding coastline.
California Gov. Gavin Newsome has included $300 million in the state’s $308 billion budget for the relocation of the route. The project is expected to cost at least $2.5 billion, and the $300 million will allow officials to apply for matching funds from President Biden’s infrastructure bill that was passed earlier this year.
Millions of dollars have been spent in an attempt to try and stabilize the Del Mar bluffs, but there has been at least one eroding incident a year since 2018. On June 29, a section of cliff collapsed at nearby Torrey Pines State Beach.