Caltrans News Release
Friday, April 1, 2016
Contact: Caltrans Media Information Officer Edward Cartagena, (619) 688-6670
State Route 94 in Jamul Environmental Impact Report Completed
SAN DIEGO––The Final Environmental Impact Report (Final EIR) for highway improvements on State Route 94 (SR-94) near the community of Jamul is now complete. The Final EIR selected a preferred alternative to improve SR-94 that is funded by the Jamul Indian Village (JIV) to mitigate traffic impacts to SR-94 caused by the JIV Gaming Facility. The JIV Gaming Facility is a separate and independent project from the SR-94 improvements.
Last year, the California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) released the Draft Environmental Impact Report for public review and comment. The process calls for Caltrans to make a determination as to the preferred alternative to mitigate traffic impacts by the JIV development on SR-94 before the Final EIR can be issued.
Based on the result of the alternatives analysis, Alternative 2, Option 1: Daisy Drive Access was selected as the preferred alternative. The Final EIR also includes improvements to five existing intersections on SR-94 including Jamacha Boulevard, and Jamacha, Steele Canyon, Lyons Valley, and Maxfield Roads.
Next step for the JIV is to submit an encroachment permit to Caltrans in order to begin highway improvement work on SR-94.
For more project information below is a link to the Factsheet and the Final EIR: http://www.dot.ca.gov/dist11/facts/94Improvement.pdf
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