California Department of Transportation District 11 ­ San Diego & Imperial Counties

District 11

Monday, Aug. 2, 2010

Contact: Public Information Officer Hayden Manning

Phone: (619) 688-6670

Second Public Meeting Scheduled For Public Comments On I-5 Project

SAN DIEGO – More than 300 people attended the first public meeting for the Interstate 5 North Coast Corridor Project last week, according to the California Department of Transportation (Caltrans).   On Tuesday evening the second of five meetings is scheduled at Westfield’s UTC Shopping Center in San Diego. 

The meeting will be at the shopping center’s Forum Hall about Wells Fargo Bank, 4545 La Jolla Village Drive, from 5-8 p.m. The meetings are open-house-style to solicit public input and answer questions regarding the project’s Draft Environmental Impact Report/Environmental Impact Statement.  The project proposes to add capacity to I-5, from La Jolla Village Drive in San Diego north to Vandegrift Boulevard/Harbor Drive in Oceanside.

“This meeting is for I-5 North Coast Corridor Project only,” said Caltrans Project Manager Arturo Jacobo.  “Comments made on other projects involving I-5 will not be part of the public record and will not be considered when the Record of Decision is made next year.”

The public is encouraged to attend and discuss questions and concerns with engineers, noise and traffic specialists and property agents. There will be more than 40 displays showing what is being proposed.  Along with a comment table, Caltrans is providing a court reporter for those who wish to leave a verbal comment. The comment period ends Oct. 7 and can be emailed to I-5_NCC_EIR_EIS@dot.ca.gov or mailed to the Caltrans District Office at 4050 Taylor Street. San Diego 92110.

The next meetings will be held from 5 – 8 p.m. at the following locations:

Aug. 17 - Carlsbad - Faraday Center Room, 173A-173B;
Aug. 24 - Solana Beach - Skyline Elementary School Activity Room;
Sept. 9 - Oceanside - Oceanside High School Multi-Purpose Room.

The I-5 North Coast Corridor Project environmental document is available online at http://www.keepsandiegomoving.com/I-5-intro.html. CDs of the document are free and available at the Caltrans District Office in Old Town San Diego or by mail. For more information call the Caltrans Public Information Office at (619) 688-6670.

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