The San Diego Association of Governments said March 13 that it will recommend putting the bulk of its federal highway stimulus money in coastal North County , to widen a curving section of state Route 76.
Sandag’s transportation committee plans to discuss the matter March 20.
Staff for the region’s planning agency recommends putting $105 million of federal stimulus money into a 5.5-mile stretch of Route 76 between Melrose Drive in Oceanside and South Mission Road in Bonsall.
In addition, the agency recommends steering $18 million toward the Interstate 805/Carroll Canyon Road widening project, and $4 million toward pedestrian projects at the Grossmont trolley station in La Mesa.
With the proposal, the agency also recommends new uses for $123 million worth of other funds , including TransNet half-cent sales tax funds.
, Brad Graves