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We deserve to know

Citizens of Fallbrook/Bonsall are very interested in hearing details about the widening of the third segment of SR76, (Mission Road to I-15). As you know, Caltrans has proposed two options: widening the existing road to four lanes – the Northern Alignment Alternative, or a new six lane roadway south of the San Luis Rey riverbed, the Southern Alignment Alternative.

We need a true comparison before decisions are made by politicians and state employees. Let’s have the following points explained in detail and questions answered.

What are the costs of the Northern Alignment versus the Southern Alignment?

Why has the Environmental Impact Report( EIR) on both alternatives been delayed twice until March 2010?

How will the fire evacuation plan and EMS response times be affected if the existing SR76 has the planned concrete barrier?

Why is there a frontage road allowed between North River Road and Olive Hill Road, but not one considered on the third segment where 4,000 residents live, Mission to Gird Road?

Knowing that the existing curves on the current SR76 have resulted in many injuries/fatalities, why would this roadway be a safer option than a straight, uninterrupted roadway which will handle Caltrans predicted volume and more?

After many meetings with Caltrans and presentations at breakfasts and luncheons, these questions are still unanswered. As soon as the EIR is published, let us hope that the facts are clearly presented to the taxpayers before decisions are made.

Donna Kerwin

 

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