The SR76 project is finally starting much to the joy of some and the chagrin of others. Do the voters/taxpayers really understand what is happening here? Do we, the taxpayers have to pay for an obsolete project before it even begins? We have all seen the traffic jams from Interstate 5 to Melrose. Now it’s being moved to Mission and then later to Interstate 15.
On March 16, 2009, the Fallbrook Community Planning Group and Fallbrook Design Review Board recommended and passed a motion for a southerly route due to less impact during construction, the creation of six lanes instead of four, elimination of friction therefore less congestion, the creation of secondary access/egress for disaster evacuation and emergency response times, minimal impact on business and a more efficient and expeditious east-west route, etc. It fell on deaf ears and people purportedly were told by our county supervisor “the northern route was a done deal.” Taxpayers have had countless letters and phone calls unanswered. Our questions need to be addressed!
At County Supervisor Bill Horn’s State of the North County Address on March 9, 2010, attended by Fallbrook residents, his statement was “you won’t be happy” about the future construction. Our supervisor’s pledge to work for all the people includes answering questions and inquiries made by constituents.