Also serving the communities of De Luz, Rainbow, Camp Pendleton, Pala and Pauma

Why the concern over the route of SR76?

This is 2010, not 1999; when Caltrans first proposed a ‘Northern Alignment;’ when taxpayers’ money went into four different alternative option studies; when people off of Ramona Drive paid attention and sued Caltrans… and won!

This is the year when the Jefferies Ranch entrance was closed permanently because, as a Caltrans employee stated in March 2010, “They weren’t paying attention.” Now those Oceanside residents have only one way out; fire code?

Well, Fallbrook and Bonsall had better pay attention. Tax payers’ dollars have been spent and re-spent; stimulus money has helped (about 50 percent) to build the middle segment from Melrose to Mission Road. If the residents here have no frontage road, no east/west corridor, no consideration, Pala Road could change dramatically.

Are politics involved in this decision?

Are the taxpayers apathetic to the spending of state funds?

Current volume on Fallbrook’s stretch of SR76 (Mission to I-15) is 25,000 cars per day with two lanes. If the existing road is widened to four lanes, Caltrans predicts 50,000 by 2020 or 30. It’s the same!

So, who is paying attention and why aren’t all of you involved? It’s not only life, it could be death.

Belinda Segura

 

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