Jimmy Durante Boulevard reopens in time for San Diego County Fair

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DEL MAR, Calif. — Jimmy Durante Boulevard reopened Wednesday, five weeks after a bluff slide closed the northbound lanes — and just in time for the San Diego County Fair. The lanes were closed for more than five weeks after a bluff slide buried about 100 feet of sidewalk, a bike lane and a traffic lane.

“It was definitely an unfortunate situation, the city of Del Mar worked hard to get that up and running as quickly as possible,” said Annie Pierce, Public Information Officer with Del Mar Fairgrounds.

“We’re certainly very excited that we don’t have to deal with that.”

That portion of Jimmy Durante Boulevard is the southern route into the fairgrounds.

The city built a temporary 120-foot-long retaining wall adjacent to the slope. The City of Del Mar says a permanent wall has yet to be designed.

The fair kicks off Friday at the Del Mar Fairgrounds.

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