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Clearing brush for SR76 East project bidding purposes; contract should be awarded in July; construction may begin in Sept.


Last updated 2/27/2014 at Noon

A worker uses a chipping machine to reduce dead tree and arundo material near the San Luis Rey riverbed to allow better visual perspective for companies bidding on the State Route 76

The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) is performing brush removal on what will become part of the widened State Route 76 between South Mission Road and Interstate 15, although full clearing will be part of the actual construction contract.

“What’s going on out there is a pre-construction clearing operation,” said Caltrans acting project manager Carl Savage.

The pre-clearing activity, which is expected to last two to three weeks, takes down trees and other brush but does not remove that vegetation completely. “We’re not rooting all of the stuff,” Savage said....

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