California Department of Transportation District 11 & San Diego & Imperial Counties

District 11

Friday, Feb. 7, 2014

Contact: Caltrans Public Information Officer Hayden Manning, (619) 688-6670


Preliminary Work on SR-76 East in Progress

SAN DIEGO – Pre-construction work starting at Thoroughbred Lane in Bonsall, to Old Highway 395 has started as part of the final phase of the State Route 76 (SR-76) East Project. 

To reduce the environmental impact before the actual construction starts, Caltrans is clearing some of the thick brush and trees to streamline the project before the heavy machinery arrives this summer. 

As part of this effort, there is also some minor temporary utility relocation work in progress. Most of the utility work is along the northside of the highway near Sweetgrass Lane.

Caltrans would like to remind residents and visitors that this area is an active construction zone and is not safe for the public to trespass into this area.  The work by the construction crews may cause some short delays on the route.

The wood generated from this operation will be placed just north of the Caltrans Park and Ride lot on Highway 395.  The wood is free to the public, but no power tools will be permitted at this location.  No processing of the wood on-site is allowed. The wood must be taken as-is.

This pre construction work will continue until Saturday, Feb. 15.   The project beginning this summer will widen SR-76 from South Mission Road to Old Highway 395 and will complete one of the region’s TransNet Early Action Programs projects to widen and upgrade the route from Interstate 5 to Interstate 15. 

Motorists are reminded to slow down and safely move over a lane when Caltrans or other emergency vehicles are displaying flashing amber lights.  It’s the law!

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