Thursday, Jan. 5, 2012
Contact: Public Information Officer Hayden Manning
Phone: (619) 688-6670
Environmental Document Finalized for SR-76 East Segment
SAN DIEGO – The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) announced today that the environmental report has been completed for the State Route 76 (SR-76) East Segment Improvement Project. The next step is for Caltrans to begin land acquisitions. Construction will begin as early as this summer on improvements to the Interstate 15 (I-15)/ SR-76 interchange.
"This project has complex issues and impacts and has undergone years of information gathering and analyzing. This project balances the environmental effects, costs and project benefits." said I-5/SR-76 Corridor Manager Allan Kosup.
The planned improvement project extends from South Mission Road to just east of (I-15) and completes the major link between Interstate 5 (I-5) and I-15. SR-76 is one of the high-priority transportation projects included in the region's TransNet Early Action Program.
The Final Environmental Impact Report/Final Environmental Impact Statement (FEIR/FEIS) was prepared in accordance with the National Environmental Policy Act and the California Environmental Quality Act.
The project would widen and realign the current highway to a four-lane highway to improve travel, safety and the environment. A Draft EIR/EIS was circulated for public review and comment in September 2010.
The FEIR/FEIS will be available to the public Jan. 31, 2012. For more information on the SR-76 project, log on to KeepSanDiegoMoving.com.
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