Village News Reporter
The Fallbrook Community Planning Group heard requests for traffic safety measures Aug. 15 and expressed support for all three requests.
The planning group’s 13-0 vote, with Lee DeMeo absent and one vacancy, provided official planning group support for a stop sign on Morro Road at Palomino Road, a stop sign or other traffic calming device on Gird Road near Monserate Winery and Laketree Drive, and a traffic calming measure on South Wisconsin Avenue.
“We will ask the county to look into this and see if they can come up with some solutions,” said planning group chair Eileen Delaney.
The quest for safety measures previously had the formal support of the planning group’s Circulation Committee. “In all three of these cases the committee asked the county to pursue them,” said Circulation Committee chair Roy Moosa.
The March 2021 planning group meeting included a formal request to the county’s Department of Public Works to review the intersection of Gird Road and Laketree Drive. In February 2020, the county's Planning Commission approved a Major Use Permit which allows Monserate Winery to have a tasting room and event facilities, and a traffic study determined an estimate of 1,237 daily trips with a (Saturday evening) peak hour volume of 232 trips. The Fallbrook Golf Club, which had been on that site before closing in 2016, generated approximately 1,157 trips.
“Basically, we’re asking the county to move this up on the priority list,” Moosa said.
DPW will evaluate various options for the intersections and road segments. “We will send a letter off and ask for their advice on this,” Delaney said.
If a regulatory change is involved, the measure will be brought to the county’s Traffic Advisory Committee, which will make a recommendation for the San Diego County Board of Supervisors. Non-regulatory measures which would not require a construction contract would not need Board of Supervisors approval.