California Department of Transportation District 11 ­ San Diego & Imperial Counties

District 11

Thursday, Sept. 23, 2010

Contact: Public Information Officer Hayden Manning

Phone: (619) 688-6670

Comment Period Extended on I-5 Project

SAN DIEGO – The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) is seeking the public’s input on the Interstate 5 North Coast Corridor Draft Environmental Impact Report/Environmental Impact Statement (document).  Caltrans and the Federal Highway Administration have agreed to extend the public comment period to Nov. 22, in order to give resource agencies and residents who live along the corridor more time to provide comments on the proposed project. 

The document examines the potential impacts of the proposed project alternatives on Interstate 5 from La Jolla Village Drive in San Diego to Vandegrift Boulevard/Harbor Drive in Oceanside.

“Because of the volume of information associated with the document we want to make sure that everyone that wants to make a comment has the opportunity to do so”, said Caltrans Interstate 5 Corridor Director Allan Kosup. 

Comments can be submitted in several formats such as:
Email at I-5_NCC_EIR_EIS@dot.ca.gov; the District’s webpage www.dot.ca.gov.dist11; on www.keepsandiegomoving.com/I-5-Corridor/I-5-intro.aspx; and standard mail to Shay Lynn Harrison 4050 Taylor Street, MS-242 San Diego, CA 92110. 

The document is available for review at the Caltrans District 11 Office, on-line at the keepsandieomoving.com website mentioned above, and the following libraries: San Diego Public Library, Carmel Valley Branch Library, Solana Breach Library, Cardiff-by-the-Sea Library, Encinitas Library, Carlsbad Library, Georgina Cole Library, and Oceanside Public Library.

CDs of the document are free and are available at the Caltrans District Office at 4050 Taylor Street in San Diego or by mail. For additional information, you can contact Caltrans Project Manager Arturo Jacobo at (619) 688-6816.

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