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Public urged to attend Caltrans meeting on future route of SR76

Monty Voigt, chairman of the 76 Action Committee, encourages the public to attend the public comment meeting on the widening of State Route 76 from South Mission Road to Interstate 15 on Sept. 23, 2010 from 5 to 8 p.m. at the Bonsall Community Center.

“This is the only opportunity the public will have to verbally comment on this project,” said Voigt.

Caltrans is considering two different routes for the eastern portion of SR76 construction. One route, called the Existing Alignment Alternative will widen the existing SR76 footprint to a total of four lanes. The second alternative called the Southern Alignment Alternative will be located to the south, creating a new highway, and thereby keeping the existing SR76 route intact.

The 76 Action Committee is strongly urging Caltrans to select the Southern Alternative. Among citizens’ concerns are fire egress safety, emergency response times, traffic congestion, loss of community rural character, restricted ingress and egress from side streets intersection SR76 and high levels of traffic noise and pollution close to existing homes and businesses. Over 4,800 signatures have been gathered in support of the Southern Alternative.

If unable to participate, citizens may email Caltrans Director Debra Soifer at [email protected] or write to: Debra Soifer, Acting Chief Environmental Analysis Branch A – California Dept. of Transportation, 4050 Taylor Street MS242, San Diego, Calif. 92110. Comments will be accepted until Nov. 2, 2010.

The 76 Action Committee is comprised of Fallbrook and Bonsall residents and business owners. For more information, visit

http://www.keepfallbrooksafe.com.

Chuck Tillotson

Communications Chair

76 Action Committee

 

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