Caltrans News Release
Friday, Nov. 20, 2015
Contact: Caltrans Public Relations Officer Edward Cartagena, (619) 688-6670
State Route 94 Improvement Project in Jamul: Caltrans Announces Preferred Alternative
SAN DIEGO –– Caltrans announced that it has identified the preferred alternative for the State Route 94 (SR-94) Improvement Project in San Diego County. Alternative 2, Option 1 is the preferred alternative using Daisy Drive, the Full Footprint Option, as the main access to the Jamul Indian Village (JIV) casino.
The SR-94 Improvement Project is funded by the JIV and mitigates projected impacts to SR-94 associated with the operation of the casino that is currently being constructed on JIV property. The JIV casino project is a separate and independent project from the SR-94 Improvement Project.
The purpose of the proposed project is to improve highway operations along SR-94. Caltrans has reviewed comments and prioritized alternatives based on various performance criteria including, but not limited to traffic operations, highway geometry, environmental impacts, and right of way acquisition impacts.
The identified option includes highway improvements to realign and widen SR-94 from north of Melody Road to south of Reservation Road along with five off-site improvements located at Jamacha Boulevard, and Jamacha, Steele Canyon, Lyons Valley and Maxfield roads.
The option calls for new traffic signals at the intersections with Melody Road/Peaceful Valley Ranch Road and at Daisy Drive. Several exclusive left turn lanes and two new bus stops will be added. Bio swales will be incorporated to improve the water quality and flow of stormwater runoff.
The result came after the July release of the Draft Environmental Impact Report and careful analysis of input received during the public review and comment period ending in August.
Each of the three proposed project alternatives included access improvements to the JIV casino and highway improvements along SR-94. A fourth No Project alternative was also considered.
Caltrans anticipates completion of the project report and the Final Environmental Impact Report by February 2016.
Details about the SR-94 Improvement Project may be found at this link: http://www.dot.ca.gov/dist11/Env_docs/94Improvement.html.
Frequently Asked Questions are addressed in the below link:
For more information, contact the Caltrans Public Information Office at (619) 688-6670 94 by e-mail to CT.Public.Information.D11@dot.ca.gov.
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