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North County Freeway Plans Detailed

The San Diego North Economic Development Council is hosting two community briefings on projects currently being constructed on north Interstate 15 and Interstate 5, two of the most heavily congested freeways in the county.

The briefings will include an overview of the projects as well as the impacts of construction, which is projected to last five to 10 years, said Gary Knight, a representative with the San Diego North EDC.

The briefings will also feature a presentation by representatives of the California Department of Transportation.

The first briefing, which will be held on July 12 from 8 to 9:30 a.m., will provide an update and timeline on the I-15 project and will feature Gustavo Dallarda, the Caltrans project manager for the I-15 project.

The briefing will be held at the Escondido Chamber of Commerce office, 720 N. Broadway in Escondido.

The I-15 project, which is under construction, will create a 20-mile managed lane facility for carpools and buses in the median of I-15 between state Route 163 and state Route 78.

The second briefing, which will be held July 13 from 3:30 to 5 p.m., will discuss the North Coast I-5 project and will feature Arturo Jacobo, the Caltrans project manager for I-5.

The I-5 briefing will be held at the Carlsbad Chamber of Commerce office, 5934 Priestly Drive in Carlsbad.

The 26-mile I-5 project will add highway lanes and operational improvements from La Jolla Village Drive on I-5 and Mira Mesa Boulevard on I-805 to Vandegrift Boulevard in Oceanside.

The briefings will feature a question-and-answer period as well as detailed explanations of the projects.

For information, go to www.sdnedc.org.

Lisa Kovach


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