California Department of Transportation District 11 ­ San Diego & Imperial Counties

District 11

Wednesday, Sept. 8, 2010

Contact: Public Information Officer Hayden Manning

Phone: (619) 688-6670

Last of Five Public Meetings On Tuesday For Public Comments On I-5 Project

SAN DIEGO – On Thursday evening the California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) will be holding the last public meeting for the Interstate 5 North Coast Corridor Project.  The meeting will take place at the Oceanside High School Multipurpose Room, 1 Prates Cove, Oceanside, CA, from 5-8 p.m.  

“We are encouraging residents who live along the corridor to come and learn about the project,” said Caltrans Project Manager Arturo Jacobo.  “While this meeting will be focused for the city of Oceanside displays from San Diego, Solana Beach, Encinitas, and Carlsbad will be available upon request.”

The project proposes to add capacity to I-5, from La Jolla Village Drive in San Diego north to Vandegrift Boulevard/Harbor Drive in Oceanside.  The meeting is an open-house-style format designed to solicit public input and answer questions regarding the project’s Draft Environmental Impact Report/Environmental Impact Statement.

Caltrans is proposing four different alternatives and needs the public’s input to determine the best alternative for the region.  Written comments will become part of the public record and will be used for the Record of Decision that is expected next year.

The public is encouraged to attend and discuss questions and concerns with engineers, noise and traffic specialists and property agents. There will be more than 40 displays showing what is being proposed.  Along with a comment table, Caltrans is providing a court reporter for those who wish to leave a verbal comment. The comment period ends Oct. 7 and can be emailed to I-5_NCC_EIR_EIS@dot.ca.gov or mailed to the Caltrans District Office at 4050 Taylor Street. San Diego 92110.

The I-5 North Coast Corridor Project environmental document is available online at http://www.keepsandiegomoving.com/I-5-intro.html. CDs of the document are free and available at the Caltrans District Office in Old Town San Diego or by mail. For more information call the Caltrans Public Information Office at (619) 688-6670.

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