California Department of Transportation District 11 ­ San Diego & Imperial Counties

District 11

Wednesday, Feb. 29, 2012

Contact: Public Information Officer Cathryne Bruce-Johnson

Phone: (619) 688-6670

Transportation Officials Highlight San Diego's Future

SAN DIEGO – The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) hosted its 2012 State of Transportation event today giving state and local officials an opportunity to highlight transportation issues affecting the San Diego region.

Caltrans, the San Diego Association of Governments, The California Highway Patrol, the North County Transit District and Metropolitan Transit System representatives made brief comments to local media and provided displays and resources ranging from construction projects to planned improvements for motorists and commuters for the coming year.

Caltrans Acting District Director Bill Figge highlighted major construction projects coming to completion in the fall including the Interstate 805/Carroll Canyon Road Project, the State Route 76 Widening Project and the State Route 905 (SR-905) 1B project. The recently completed SR-905/I-805 Interchange opened to motorists earlier this month.

Figge announced that construction will begin this summer on a Direct Access Ramp connecting Mira Mesa/Scripps Ranch to the Interstate 15 express lanes as well as upgrades to the Transit Stations on I-15 at Del Lago and Rancho Bernardo.  He went on to say that many smaller pavement improvement and landscaping projects are scheduled throughout the county to maintain roadways and upgrade irrigation systems.

 “Caltrans has nearly $600 million worth of major projects under construction and is developing another $500 million worth of projects that will begin construction in the next fiscal year,” said Figge.

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