California Department of Transportation District 11 ­ San Diego & Imperial Counties

District 11

Friday, July 11, 2013

Contact: Media Relations Officer Cathryne Bruce-Johnson

Phone: (619) 688-6670

Public Invited to Weigh in on Community Enhancements for SR-94 Express Lanes Project

WHEN & WHERE:        
                  Wednesday, July 17, 2013, 6-8:30 p.m.
                  Jacobs Center for Neighborhood Innovation
                  404 Euclid Avenue, San Diego, 92114

                  Wednesday, July 24, 2013, 6-8:30 p.m.
                  Sherman Heights Community Center
                  2258 Island Avenue, San Diego, 92102

WHAT:        Caltrans and SANDAG will hold two community workshops to collect input on potential community enhancements, such as parks and open space, related to the State Route 94 (SR 94) Express Lanes Project. Feedback from the workshops will be used to develop a list of enhancement options for evaluation in an environmental impact report/environmental impact study (EIR/EIS) and associated engineering studies. Spanish interpretation will be available at both workshops.

                  The SR 94 project proposes to connect the Interstate 805 (I-805) South Express Lanes with Downtown San Diego by adding new Express Lanes along SR 94 – one in each direction – and a new direct connector between SR 94 and I-805. The Express Lanes would accommodate new Bus Rapid Transit service, as well as carpools/vanpools traveling between South Bay and downtown. The project also would connect to a wider network of Express Lanes on I-805, and at a future date, on Interstate/State Route 15. Interchanges, bridge overcrossings, and undercrossings would be modified to improve traffic flow, and pedestrian and bicycle access for the community. For more information, visit KeepSanDiegoMoving.com/SR94.
                 
                  See attached meeting flier in English and Spanish.

VISUAL:      Maps and exhibits.

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